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Healthy Living: Rotator Cuff Repair

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The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that come together to help comfortably lift and rotate your arm.

Rotator cuff tears are extremely common, with up to 30 percent of the population over the age of 60 suffering from them, but what happens when standard repair surgery fails?

In Healthy Living, Michelle Dunaway shows us what superior capsule reconstruction is.

Dr. Kaplan says the risk of rejection and infection of donated tissue in superior capsule reconstruction is extremely low, because the body will incorporate the tissue as part of its own.