First Seen Live Webcast: Thursday, October
14, 2004, 6 pm EDT (22:00 UTC)
Hartford, CT- One of the most common reasons for shoulder pain in people over 40 is a tear of the rotator cuff. In young patients, this may occur from a traumatic injury or overuse as in the case of professional athletes. The rotator cuff is made up of the shoulder muscles and tendons that allow a person to reach overhead and perform activities like swimming or swinging a golf club.
Peter Barnett, MD is one of only a few physicians in Connecticut trained
to perform an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. This innovative minimally
invasive technique reduces pain and offers faster recovery than traditional
surgery. Dr. Barnett performed the procedure during a live webcast
on October 14, 2004, at 6:00 pm EDT. To read more about the technique
click here, About the Procedure.