Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair

The collection of muscles and tendons that forms a cuff above the shoulder joint is known as the rotator cuff. These vital body parts secure the arm to its joint and lend mobility to the shoulder joint. When the cuff is injured or overused, you may be in need of rotator cuff repair. Complete rotator cuff tears will often require surgical repair to restore the function of the shoulder and relieve pain. Surgery can often be performed through minimally invasive techniques using arthroscopy.

Nonsurgical treatments for rotator cuff injuries include cold treatments, compression, casting and bracing, rest, exercise, PRP and Stem Cell treatment (PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma is a treatment method that involves therapeutic injections to add relief to tendon injuries and osteoarthritis pain.

PRP Injections for Rotator Cuff

PRP injections consist of blood-based growth factors taken straight from the patient’s blood plasma and applied to an injured area–causing new tissues to formulate and thus both alleviate inflammation in the tissue and promote the additional formation of tissue.

Stem Cell Treatment for Rotator Cuff

Stem cell therapies are still considered experimental by the FDA, but are being used more frequently to stimulate repair or healing of injured tissue and joints. Dr. Tallman’s stem cells treatment will involve taking a patient’s own mesenchymal stem cells from the hip or pelvic bones, then injecting the stem cells into the area of injury to stimulate or facilitate the healing and body’s own repair.


At Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, our attentive staff is available Monday through Friday to answer your questions and ensure you are 100% satisfied.

Please call our office to make an appointment with Dr. Garrett Tallman or anyone else at our office: 760-633-4700