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​​Dr. Anil Koganti performs surgery for torn or damaged rotator cuffs in the Dallas Metroplex. The rotator cuff is comprised of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint. These tendons and other muscles and ligaments help keep the ball of the arm bone seated into the socket of the shoulder blade. If the rotator cuff is injured, worn down and all other nonsurgical treatments have failed, rotator cuff surgery is the next step. This surgery involves removing bone spurs and other debris from the area it rotates in. This allows more room for the tendon to move so it’s not pinched or irritated. If a tear is encountered, the tendon is repaired back to the bone.

The following symptoms are the most common for a rotator cuff tear. However, each patient may experience different symptoms. Symptoms may include:

  • Recurrent pain, especially with certain activities and at night
  • Pain that prevents sleeping on the injured side
  • Weakness with reaching out or overhead

Dr. Koganti performs rotator cuff surgery using an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a small, tube-shaped instrument that is inserted into a joint. It consists of a system of lenses, a small video camera, and a light for viewing. The camera is connected to a monitoring system that allows the doctor to view a joint through a very small incision. The arthroscope is often used in conjunction with other tools that are inserted through another incision.

Dr. Koganti specializes in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. This procedure allows for less pain, faster recovery and significantly lower risk of surgical complications.

After surgery, Dr. Koganti will arrange for an exercise program to help you regain muscle strength, flexibility, and function of your shoulder. Each patient’s recovery time is different and depends on the extent of the damage to the rotator cuff. Normal activities can be resumed after a period of rehabilitation and strengthening has been completed. Patients should be cognizant of their shoulder and allow time for it to heal properly. ​