Rotator Cuff Surgery

(Upper arm surgery)

The shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in the body. We use it every day for the simplest of movements but over time it can suffer from wear and tear and become painful.

Usually, with a bit of rest it will sort itself out but when the pain lasts a while and you can’t even comb or brush your hair, it is time to seek some advice.

Our team of specialists are here to help you get back to doing the things you love, and will support you every step of the way.

The first step is to have an initial consultation with one of our specialists. With no waiting lists, you can access prompt care at a time that suits you whether you are paying for yourself or if you have medical insurance.

Book your appointment here or call us on 01622 237 727

 

What to expect from Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

  • What is a Rotator Cuff?

    The rotator cuff is a group of muscles closely wrapped around the top of your upper arm bone (humerus). These muscles keep the shoulder joint in the right position and control shoulder movements.

    They attach from the shoulder blade (scapula) to the humerus. The muscles can be torn through general wear and tear or after an accident or fall.

    The damage usually occurs where the muscle attaches to the bone (called the tendon). If one or more of these muscles are torn, movement is no longer smoothly controlled and the shoulder can become weak and painful.

  • What does the surgery involve?

    The aim of the surgery is to repair the tear in the tendon/s. This can be done in two ways, with open surgery or with arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery.

    Your consultant will discuss these two options with you and suggest the best option for you depending on the extent and position of the tear.

  • How much does Rotator Cuff Repair surgery cost?

    At KIMS Hospital we offer a guide price of £4,170.

    The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients having this procedure. The price will only change if your pre-admission assessment identifies any additional clinical needs such as; extra nursing care due to pre-existing conditions or special equipment.

    Following your pre-admission assessment, your final quoted cost is part of our fixed price package that includes the consultant’s fee for performing the procedure, anaesthetic fees, follow-up consultations and all hospital costs including theatre time, nursing care and length of stay.

    Once you have made the decision to go ahead with surgery, payment will be taken upfront. Our fixed price guarantee means there are no hidden costs and you can have peace of mind this is taken care of ahead of your surgery so you can concentrate on your treatment and recovery.

    Not everyone will have the funds to be able to pay for their surgery upfront. We offer 0% finance options which can help you spread the cost of your surgery over time.

    It is important to note that your initial consultation with your surgeon is not included within the package price. Your surgeon will invoice you separately for this.

  • How long will I stay in Hospital?

    Almost all patients are able to go home the same day of surgery. Occasionally, patients will be admitted for an overnight stay. This is dependent on the progress you make following your procedure.

    Your surgeon will be able to discuss this with you prior to your procedure and you will learn about rehabilitation from our physical therapy team.

    Your surgeon will be able to discuss this with you prior to your procedure and you will learn about rehabilitation from our physical therapy team.

  • How long does it take to recover after surgery and will I be in pain?

    Recovery time will vary from patient to patient. You will have to wear a sling for up to four weeks and use of your arm may be restricted during this time.

    Pain should ease shortly after the surgery with the help of pain relief given during your stay. You will also be given pain relief to take home.

    Rehabilitation typically takes two to four months and in some cases, may take up to a year. Your surgeon will be able to discuss pain control and length of recovery with you during your consultation.

  • What is the best preparation for aiding recovery?

    It is important that you give yourself the time to heal properly and complete your physiotherapy programme following surgery.

    Before your operation, it is always best to be well informed about your procedure, ask your surgeon any questions you may have about your surgery and treatment to really help in your recovery.

  • When can I drive again?

    This will vary from patient to patient and it may be between five to six weeks after your procedure before you can drive. However, your surgeon or physiotherapist will be able to advise you at your review appointment.

  • When can I go back to work?

    This will vary from patient to patient and from job to job. Please discuss this with your consultant ahead of your procedure.

  • What is the best way to look after my shoulder?

    An essential part of your recovery and ongoing progress will be to continue the exercises you are given by your physiotherapist to help prevent stiffness and better the outcome of your surgery.

    Your surgeon will also be able to give you advice on looking after your shoulder.

     

    Payment to suit you with 0% and fixed rate interest options

    Following an appointment with your Consultant, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your treatment. With interest free finance at Representative 0% APR (fixed) along with longer term fixed rate loans, there is an option for everyone.

Our Consultants

  • Mr Keith Borowsky

    MBBCh (Wits) FCS (SA) (Orth) MMed (Orth)

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Release of a Stiff Elbow
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Professor Bijayendra Singh

    FRCS (T&O) FRCS MS (Ortho) DNB (Ortho) PG Dip (Ortho)

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Release of a Stiff Elbow
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Mr Daniel Neen

    BSC (HONS), MB BS, MRCS, FRCS (TR & ORTH)

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Mr Jai Relwani

    MB BS FRCS (Tr&Orth) FRCSG MS (Orth) DNB (Orth)

    • Elbow Replacement
    • Release of a Stiff Elbow
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
  • Mr David Rose

    • Elbow Replacement
    • Release of a Stiff Elbow
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Prof Amit Tolat

    Professor Amit Tolat

    MB BS MS FRCS (Glasg) MCh Orth (Liverpool) D.Orth FCPS Orth (II),  European Dipl Hand Surgery Dip. Orthop. Engin.Cardiff

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Release of a Stiff Elbow
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
  • Mr Howard Cottam

    BSc(Hons), MBBS Lond, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Dimitri Yanni Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Dimitri Yanni

    MB,BS London – Guy’s, FRCS (England), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Orthopaedics)

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Release of a Stiff Elbow
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
    • Wrist Arthroscopy