Rotator Cuff Repair

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Procedure Description

The rotator cuff is a collection of tendons and muscles in the shoulder, linking the upper arm bone with the shoulder blade. This group ensures the stability of the joint and facilitates a wide range of arm movements. Over time or due to trauma, these tendons can become torn, causing pain and reducing the range of motion.

Rotator cuff repair is a surgical procedure designed to mend these torn tendons and restore function to the shoulder. This can be done through traditional open surgery or using minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy. The exact method used will depend on the severity of the tear and the surgeon's recommendation.

People typically need this procedure due to consistent shoulder pain that doesn't improve with non-surgical treatments, difficulty in lifting objects, or persistent shoulder weakness. Causes for such injuries include general wear and tear, lifting heavy objects, falls, or sports-related injuries.

Procedure Duration

The actual surgery for rotator cuff repair generally takes between 1 to 2 hours. However, the duration can vary depending on the complexity of the injury and the chosen surgical method.

Following the procedure, patients are often required to wear a sling for a duration of 4 to 6 weeks. This is crucial to allow the tendons to heal without any disturbance. Physical therapy will typically follow, which can last several months to ensure a full range of motion and strength return to the shoulder.

The complete recovery time varies among individuals. While many people can resume daily activities within a few months, it may take 6 to 9 months or even longer to return to more strenuous activities or sports.


  • Cost Savings: Medical procedures abroad can be significantly cheaper without compromising on quality.
  • Expertise: Some countries specialize in specific surgeries, offering seasoned professionals with extensive experience.
  • Advanced Technology: Many international hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
  • Cultural Experience: Turning the trip into a recuperative vacation can enhance recovery and overall experience.

Potential Destinations

  • India: Known for its state-of-the-art hospitals and skilled surgeons.
  • Thailand: Renowned for high-quality healthcare and hospitality.
  • Turkey: Boasts JCI-accredited hospitals and world-class medical professionals.
  • Mexico: Proximity to the US and advanced healthcare facilities.

Risks & Considerations

  • Travel after Surgery: Flying post-operation can increase the risk of complications.
  • Language Barrier: Communication challenges can arise in non-English speaking countries.
  • Different Medical Standards: Quality and approaches might vary across countries.
  • Insurance Coverage: Some insurance companies might not cover procedures done abroad.

How to choose the right doctor and hospital

  • Accreditation: Ensure the hospital has international accreditation.
  • Reviews & Testimonials: Previous patient experiences can provide invaluable insight.
  • Doctor's Experience & Qualifications: Ensure the chosen doctor has a proven track record and relevant expertise.
  • Hospital Facilities: Check for modern equipment and advanced technology.
  • Post-operative Care: The quality of care after the procedure is crucial for recovery.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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