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Rotater cuff repair is a surgery done to repair a torn tendon in a shoulder and can either be an open or minimally invasive procedure. The rotator cuff is a combination of muscles and tendons in the shoulders that hold the arm and shoulder together in the socket and allow it to move correctly within the joint. A torn rotator cuff is when a tendon attached to the shoulder bone tears off and needs to be reattached. A series of sutures and metal or dissolving anchors are used to attach the muscle back to the bone and don’t need to be removed after placement. Reasons for a rotator cuff repair are pain while resting over a long period of time (6-12 months), need shoulder use for sports or physical activities, a large or complete rotator cuff tear, and enough damage to where you can’t perform everyday necessary activities.