Rotator Cuff Surgery (side effects of SAD)

by F Gair
(Chico, CA)

I have a partial rotator cuff tear and my orthopedic surgeon has recommended surgery. I have viewed an online animation of the surgery, which shows removal of the bursa and the coracoacromial ligament, hollowing out of the acromium and installing an anchor with sutures, then suturing the torn area.

What I want to know is: what are the side effects of removing the bursa and the ligament? Don't we need these? Will my shoulder be weaker after surgery? Here is the animation of the video: surgery video


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