One of the most common injuries Dr. Nadel sees in patients is a Rotator Cuff tear. Rotator Cuff tears typically require Arthroscopic Surgery in order to remove the damaged tissue that is impinging on the Rotator Cuff tendon. While Rotator Cuff tears can be caused by innocuous activities such as lifting an object, they are an overwhelmingly sports related injury. Any activity which involves using the shoulder can cause inflammation and irritation to the Rotator Cuff. From casually tossing the football or jumping rope to “throwing your arm out” in tennis or baseball, to falling on your shoulder, the causes of Rotator Cuff tears seem limitless. Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff tear range from mild discomfort, to a complete disruption in your ability to complete even the simplest of tasks. Shoulder pain, popping, snapping, cracking and a feeling of shoulder instability or weakness are indications that you may have a Rotator Cuff tear. There are different variations of this type of injury, and as a result there are different techniques that may be employed during surgery to repair your Rotator Cuff tear. However, Dr. Nadel can perform these procedures as a single, minimally invasive Arthroscopic Surgery, quickly repairing the tear, so that you are able to begin rehabilitation quickly.