Chances of Recurrence After Having a Rotator Cuff Repair


An Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair is a minimally invasive procedure that preserves the deltoid attachment and results in improved patient outcomes and faster recovery time than conventional surgery.

Watch Dr. George L. Caldwell, medical director of sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon on staff at Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health Imperial Point, perform this procedure on a 65-year-old male patient. The patient is experiencing ongoing progressive pain in his shoulder that hasn't responded to conservative treatment. He also has a bone spur in the shoulder and a tear of the tendon called the rotator cuff. This arthroscopic procedure will remove the bone spur and repair the tendon. It is an outpatient surgery so the patient will be allowed to go home that same day.

Dr. Caldwell specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He also serves as head team physician for the Miami Dolphins football team, team physician for the Florida Marlins and has previously cared for the Florida Panthers and Baltimore Orioles. Dr. Caldwell is also on the Executive Committee of the NFL Physicians' Society and has provided athletic team coverage for student athletes, Olympians and professional athletes.

For more information on diagnosis and treatment of Rotator Cuff injuries and other orthopedic conditions, contact the Sports Medicine Center at 954-522-3355 or visit



George Caldwell Jr

George Caldwell Jr, MD

Director of Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgeon

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