Hand, Shoulder and Upper Limb - Rotator Cuff Repair - Leaflet

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles closely wrapped around the top of your upper arm bone (humerus). These muscles keep the shoulder joint in the right position and control shoulder movements. They attach from the shoulder blade (scapula) to the humerus. The muscles can be torn through general wear and tear or after an accident or fall. The damage usually occurs where the muscle attaches to the bone (called the tendon). If one or more of these muscles are torn, movement is no longer smoothly controlled and the shoulder can become weak and painful. This leaflet explains what the treatment options are.

Release Date: 20 Apr 2021