Jefferson University Hospitals

Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff is one of the most important parts of the shoulder. It allows a person to lift their arms and reach up. Repetitive activities or injury can result in a rotator cuff injury. Diagnosis and treatment of rotator cuff injuries are performed by Jefferson orthopedic specialists and the Rothman Institute's Shoulder and Elbow Center.

Rated the Best Hospital in Philadelphia for Orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report, our physicians are experts in the anatomy of the shoulder and will present a treatment plan to repair your injury. For your rehabilitation, your orthopedic surgeon will coordinate with physiatrists (rehabilitative physicians) to develop a program that ensures you return to functionality as soon as possible. Our physiatrists have been leaders in rehabilitation medicine for more than 30 years.

If you need help in managing your pain, our pain management-trained anesthesiologists, psychologists and nurses in the Jefferson Pain Center will provide you with leading-edge treatments to manage your pain.