Unfortunately, in many active individuals, the shoulder joint frequently wears out. Rotator cuff tears are a prevalent source of shoulder pain. The risk of rotator cuff damage increases with age and is commonly associated with degeneration of the tendon rather than a sports injury or trauma. Treatments can vary from physical therapy to surgical repair of the tendons. At Dines Orthopedic, we will evaluate your condition and decide how to proceed with treating your injury. Our surgeon can repair your torn rotator cuff using arthroscopic techniques. This procedure is done on an outpatient basis, yielding excellent results for many patients.