Dr. Mark Galland Discusses Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Written by admin on August 12, 2013 – 11:18 am -

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dr. Mark Galland, M.D., a physician at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina (www.orthonc.com), has announced the release of a podcast in which he discusses the differences between arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and traditional rotator cuff repair. In the podcast, Dr. Galland describes the size of incision that is required for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair as well as its advantages compared to traditional rotator cuff repair.

Traditionally, surgeons have performed open rotator cuff repair when a patient suffers from a tear that requires surgery. In this procedure, an incision is made over the outside of the shoulder, usually about 6-10 centimeters in length, and the muscle beneath the skin is separated to expose the rotator cuff, which is then inspected and repaired.

To prevent significant pain and leave a much smaller incision, orthopaedic surgeons have begun performing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, which leaves a much smaller incision through the use of small instruments to perform the procedure.

To listen to the podcast, visit: http://drmarkgalland.com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-vs-traditional-rotator-cuff-repair/.

“Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is performed through multiple small incisions, usually a centimeter in size,” said Galland. “It is an outpatient procedure, so patients can expect to return home to the comforts of their own surroundings and sleep in their own bed the very same day of the procedure.”

Mark Galland, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and physician at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina. Dr. Galland received his medical degree from Tulane University’s School of Medicine and completed his residency in the university’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He began his career in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine while serving in the United States Navy at a naval hospital at Camp Lejeune, N.C. There, he served as chief of orthopaedic surgery and was the recipient of numerous awards for both leadership and excellence in treating injuries common to sailors and marines. Since beginning with Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina, Galland has continued to treat injured athletes. He currently serves as a team physician and orthopaedic consultant to the Carolina Mudcats, the advanced A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, medical director and orthopaedic consultant to the Louisburg College Athletic Program, medical director of the Barton College athletic program, adjunct clinical professor at Marietta College and team physician and Orthopaedic consultant to several area high schools.

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