The primary method of repairing a torn rotator cuff is through Arthroscopic surgery. This is a minimally invasive surgery through small incisions around the shoulder that allows the orthopedic specialist to reattach the torn tendons back to the humerus.
Reverse Total Shoulder replacement is an option to treat rotator cuff tears that have been torn for a long time may and are no longer reparable. Many times, these tears also have severe shoulder arthritis. Reverse Total Shoulder replacement involves attaching a metal ball to the socket and fixing the plastic socket to the humerus.