Rotator cuff tears can lead to a variety of clinical manifestations, including debilitating shoulder dysfunction and impairment. The goal of rotator cu repair is to eliminate pain and improve function with increased shoulder strength and range of motion (ROM). Optimal repair of the rotator cu includes achievement of high fixation strength, minimal gap formation and maintenance of mechanical stability under cyclic loading, and proper healing of tendon to bone. In addition to adequate surgical repair, outcomes are dependent rotator cu repair is dependent on on appropriate rehabilitation.
Successful several variables, including surgical postoperative management following intervention method, patient age, activity level, chronicity of tear, and tear size. With rapidly advancing surgical techniques and modes of fixation, optimal rehabilitation following rotator cu surgical repair has become increasingly important and challenging for the orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist. This article will address the current trends in rotator cu repair and discuss the important postoperative implications of open, mini-open, and all-arthroscopic cu repair techniques.