Shoulder cuff

Superior capsular reconstruction

A first in the canton of Vaud!

A new technique to preserve the native articulation

Shoulder pain, called omalgia, is a frequent cause of consultation with an orthopedist.

With a new technique practiced by our shoulder orthopedic specialists, Dr. Diederichs and Dr. Montesinos, FMH specialists in orthopedics and tramatology, the installation of a prosthesis can be avoided, allowing the patient to keep his native joint.

Shoulder rotator cuff

The rotator cuff is made up of 4 muscles extending through their tendons that attach all around the head of the humerus:

  • The infraspinatus
  • The supraspinatus
  • The subscapularis
  • The small round

These muscles contribute to the movement of the shoulder in all planes (abduction and rotation) and to its stability. Injury to the rotator cuff tendons, whether partial or complete, is due to :

  • wear and tear of the rotator cuff (conflict, micro-trauma) - 90% of cases
  • a traumatic rupture - 10% of cases

Surgical treatment

Surgical treatment is considered in case of traumatic injury or failure of conservative treatment of degenerative lesions (persistence of daily functional discomfort and nocturnal pain).

Surgery is performed by open or arthroscopic procedures and consists of repairing the ruptured tendons of the rotator cuff on the humeral head.

The procedure may be completed by acromioplasty to reduce friction on the tendons of the bone bordering the shoulder, and a tenotomy or tenodesis of the long head of the biceps allowing pain relief and recovery of arm mobility.