Restoring shoulder function after rotator cuff repair
Q: I had an MRI which showed that three of my four rotator cuff tendons had complete tears. I can only raise my right arm halfway. I can’t do my hair and I’m right-handed. I can’t lift a glass or a cup of coffee to put on a shelf in the kitchen cabinets. It hurts a little if I move my arm too much, but Advil helps. Can you tell me what to expect after surgical repair?