Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Large Rotator Cuff

Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Large Rotator Cuff Tears by Dr. Aditya Pawaskar, Specialist in Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries in Mumbai, Maharshtra in Matunga and Tardeo Road.

Shoulder - Arthroscopy and Sport Injury Specialist in Mumbai

Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Large Rotator Cuff Tears

Dr. Aditya Pawaskar is one of top notch shoulder arthroscopy Surgeon and Sports Injuries Specialist in Mumbai. With his extensive experience in orthopedics, he provides excellent care and effective treatments for patients with shoulder and knee problems.

Superior Capsular Reconstruction (SCR) is an innovative surgical technique used to treat large and irreparable rotator cuff tears. This procedure involves using a graft to reconstruct the superior capsule of the shoulder joint, which helps stabilize and restore the function of the rotator cuff. SCR is particularly useful when traditional repair methods are not feasible due to the extent of the tear or poor tissue quality.

Indications for Superior Capsular Reconstruction:

Superior Capsular Reconstruction is typically considered when:

  • Large Rotator Cuff Tears: The rotator cuff tear is large, irreparable, or has failed previous attempts at repair.
  • Tissue Quality: The quality of the torn rotator cuff tissue is poor, making direct repair unlikely to succeed.

Sports Prone to Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Large Rotator Cuff Tears and Injury Risks:

Superior Capsular Reconstruction (SCR) is a surgical procedure often considered for large rotator cuff tears. Sports that involve repetitive overhead motions and significant strain on the shoulder may be associated with a higher risk of such injuries. In India, the following sports may be linked to a higher incidence of large rotator cuff tears requiring SCR:

  • Cricket: Fast bowlers and players involved in frequent throwing actions, such as the fast-paced actions of cricket, may be susceptible to large rotator cuff tears.
  • Badminton: The repetitive overhead motions, especially during serves and smashes in badminton, can contribute to significant shoulder strain.
  • Tennis: The repeated overhead serving and strokes in tennis may lead to large rotator cuff tears over time.
  • Volleyball: Frequent overhead hitting and serving in volleyball can place considerable stress on the rotator cuff, potentially resulting in large tears.
  • Swimming: Competitive swimmers, particularly those using strokes like freestyle and butterfly with repetitive arm movements, may be at risk of large rotator cuff tears.
  • Weightlifting: Heavy lifting and repetitive shoulder exercises in weightlifting can strain the rotator cuff, leading to significant tears.
  • Basketball: The combination of jumping, shooting, and potential for collisions in basketball may contribute to large rotator cuff tears.
  • Gymnastics: The intense upper body movements and weight-bearing on the shoulders in gymnastics may pose a risk of significant rotator cuff injuries.
  • Throwball: Overhead throwing actions in throwball may increase the risk of large rotator cuff tears.
  • Wrestling: Wrestling, with its intense physical contact and potential for awkward falls, can contribute to shoulder problems, including large rotator cuff tears.

Consult with Dr. Aditya Pawaskar, a Sports Medicine Specialist in Mumbai, to determine the most appropriate treatment for Knee & shoulder injuries based on individual cases and the latest medical advancements.