Replay of: Surgeons Repair a Shoulder Injury

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

First Seen Live Webcast: Thursday, October 14, 2004, 6 pm EDT (22:00 UTC)



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Hartford Hospital
 

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.

 
  Hartford Hospital

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.



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