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Shoulder Arthroscopy (Cuff Repair)

Cuff repair is a surgical technique to repair a tear of the rotator cuff in your shoulder. The tendons that hold the head of the humerus are reattached using sutures anchors and are allowed to heal.

It is also called as cuff tears are commonly seen in middle and elderly patients secondary to fall or accidents.


  • Severe shoulder pain
  • Repeated shoulder dislocations
  • Shoulders ‘giving out’ during sports activity
  • Sensation of the shoulder feeling loose
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Preparation Time1 Hour

Post Procedure Care2 Days

Procedure Duration1-2 Hours

Back to Work10 Days

Approximate Cost *1.2 to 1.5 Lakhs

Est. Recovery Period2 Months

*Price shown is an estimate. Actual prices may vary depending on the complexity of the treatment.

How Is Cuff Repair Procedure Performed?

Initially, the surgeon will make small incisions in the front and back of the shoulder. Small holes are drilled near the detached tendons. Suture anchors are inserted into the holes and are tied tightly in single or double row depending on the tear pattern to hold all the components in place.

Once the ligaments are firmly in place, the incisions are then closed with small bandages and the surgery is complete.

Procedure Details

Preoperative Preparation

Our team stands ready to provide you with a thorough examination and diagnosis so that if a procedure is needed; you will understand your options. Our team does a thorough preoperative evaluation and plans your type of anaesthesia, routine tests and postoperative pain management.

Choosing The Right Implant

If you are a candidate for surgery, your Surgeon will determine the best type of implant that is right for you. Zoi’s Doctors have performed more than 200 procedures so far. The types of implants we have at Zoi are

  • Titanium anchors
  • Biodegradable anchors

Follow Up & Full Recovery

  1. Operated shoulder is immobilised in an arm pouch for 10 days
  2. Followed with physiotherapy in 2 sessions
  3. From then on patient is assessed every 3 months till the 9th month


A simple one hour cuff repair surgery to make sure your shoulder doesn’t give out while doing any physical activity. Usually you are made mobile the next day depending upon the health of your bones and body.

Full recovery is when the patient is able to perform all of his or her activities independently, relatively pain free. Minimal pain may be present at the end of the first month. You would be completely cured after 2 months.

Bankert’s repair is carried out on a patient so that patient is pain free and is able to carry out activities of daily living independently. It helps to alleviate the dependency on painkillers and lead a active sport life.

Once discharged the physical therapist follows the patient at home and guides through the process of rehabilitation in 2 sessions for 3 months

Alternatives to the procedure include open surgeries that are painful and take a longer period of time to heal.and soft yet upbeat melodies.and soft yet upbeat melodies.

Doctors Who Perform Shoulder Arthroscopy (Cuff Repair)

Dr. Shyam Sunder Reddy Orthopaedic Surgeon

Expertise: MS Ortho, FRAS (Germany), Fellow in Shoulder & Sports Injury (USA)

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Dr. Bhupin Singh Bakshi Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Specialist

Expertise: DNB Ortho , FIAS Sports Medicine

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