(812) 482-7441

St. Thomas Medical Center
600 West 13th St. | Suite 200 
Jasper, IN 47546

Questions & Answers

What happens during rotator cuff surgery?

Shoulder surgery for rotator cuff problems usually involves one or more of the following procedures: debridement, subacromial decompression, rotator cuff repair.

Debridement clears damaged tissue out of the shoulder joint.

Subacromial decompression involves shaving bone or removing spurs underneath the tip of the shoulder blade (acromion). This creates more room in the space between the end of the shoulder blade and the upper arm bone so that the rotator cuff tendon is not pinched and can glide smoothly.

If the rotator cuff tendon is torn, it is sewn together and reattached to the top of the upper arm bone.

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Thursday - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

Contact Us

Toll Free: (800) 499-7044
Phone: (812) 482-7441
Fax: (812) 482-7444

(812) 482-7441

St. Thomas Medical Center
600 West 13th St. | Suite 200 
Jasper, IN 47546