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Rotator Cuff Tears Repair Surgery

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons in the shoulder that allow for a greater range of motion. When tears occur to these tendons from injury or use, it is called a rotator cuff tear. Many athletes experience this injury from strain when reaching or moving their arm and shoulder, but rotator cuff tears are shoulder injuries that are also common in older adults from regular use. Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds offers effective treatments for torn rotator cuffs, including surgery.

When tears occur to the tendons in the shoulder or rotator cuff, it can impact comfort and mobility. Common symptoms of a torn rotator cuff include pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of mobility in the arm and shoulder. Those with rotator cuff tears may experience a crackling noise or feeling when they move their shoulder or arm in certain positions. The arm and shoulder may seem weak and be tender to the touch.

Diagnosis of rotator cuff tears can be accomplished with a physical examination, x-rays and MRIs. In less severe cases, conservative treatment may be recommended, including rest, using a sling, steroid or anti-inflammatory injections and physical therapy. When this treatment is ineffective, or the tears are more severe, surgery may be the best option.

Surgical Treatments for Torn Rotator Cuff

Both open surgery and arthroscopy can be used to repair rotator cuff tears. The goal is to increase space for the tendons and repair or reattach tendons as needed. Dr. Reynolds specializes in arthroscopy and prefers to use minimally-invasive surgery and treatments whenever possible to reduce risk and improve recovery for his patients. During evaluation of rotator cuff tears, Dr. Reynolds will offer his expert recommendations on the best treatment and explain the options available through his practice.

Dr. Reynolds has extensive experience and expertise treating professional athletes who require the highest level of orthopedic care for their careers. He offers this expertise to all his patients from all walks of life that need relief from an orthopedic injury, including rotator cuff tears. Contact his practice in San Jose if you have a shoulder injury and want the best orthopedic treatment available.

Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds will help you achieve pain relief and return to an active lifestyle. Schedule Your Consultation Now!


Our Client Reviews

Masi Reynolds, D.O.

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Becca Lopez

Dr. Reynolds is such an amazing doctor who is passionate and dedicates all his knowledge to help patients improve their health and injuries. I appreciate his patience and willingness to go above and beyond what is asked.

Rebecca M.

Dr Reynolds performed a very technical and complicated surgery on my son's shoulder last year. My son is (was!) a college football player and had 3 different shoulder surgeries to repair the same issue. After repeated failures I found Dr. Reynolds. He performed a Laterjet surgery which is something that is rarely done. Fast-forward a year, my son's shoulder has never had any more problems and he is stronger than ever. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!

Ambessit J.

I went to see Dr. Raynolds because of his solid 5 star ratings. After seeing him, if I could, I would give him and his staff a solid 10 star ratings, and here is why: My 1st Impression: Beautiful and relaxing pictures of Canyons, welcoming & smiling staff, clean offices. My Time: Efficient and knowledgeable staff, and a reasonable wait time. The Best: .... Dr. Reynolds... every inch of his body exudes compassion. He listens attentively, takes his time to examine, he gives clear explanation of the injury, and answers all questions with care. Everything he did convinced me that I was lucky to have found him. (Thank you Yelp) :) I highly recommend Dr. Raynolds to my friends, my families and to anyone who's looking for the BEST and trustworthy surgeon. ~ Wishing you a smooth and quick recovery!

Andrea W.

I went to see Dr. Reynolds last week because I have chronic pain in my hip. He was incredible helpful and knowledgeable. He greeted me with a warm smile and was patient and kind, showing me exactly what the problem is and the treatment alternatives. He spent a lot of time with me and I am extremely happy with the treatment plan he has for me. I can highly recommend him.

Darla B.

Dr Reynolds has been amazing at treating many of my patients in need, including my daughter! Thank you, Dr Reynolds - I look forward to co-managing more patients in the near future!

Henrik Martin

Dr Reynolds is a Rock Star! I ripped a bicep tendon clean off my forearm in September 2016. After countless phone calls to the huge "Non Profit" hospital chain I usually go to, and the realization that they wouldn't be able to see me in several weeks, I decided to look elsewhere. My son had previously been treated by Dr. Haber at a small clinic in Campbell, so I called the clinic, and got an appointment with his colleague, Dr Kerisimasi Reynolds. I have to say that I was a little hesitant at first, because of his young age, and I was wondering how many surgeries he had performed. Anyway, I got a really good vibe from him, and he was super professional and explained everything really well in terms I could understand. He got me an MRI the same day, a follow up visit the next day I think, and he was able to do the surgery within the next 5 days. I decided to go for it, and it was a 1 hour surgery with a long recovery. This was in September, and I have my last physical therapy session next week. That said, I'd go under the knife for Dr Kerisimasi again anytime if I needed to. He's totally on top of his game, knows a lot about all the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, etc. He also followed up with personal phone calls, emails, and even gave me his cell phone number in case I had post operation questions or concerns. I've been very active my whole life in a variety of sports and outdoors activities, and he has the mindset that he wants to enable you to get back to those activities as soon as possible, which I really appreciate. I give him an A+. He performed a state-of-the-art tendon reattachment surgery, and I'm basically fully recovered by now. I'm lifting weights, working without pain, and hope to be back in my river kayak this spring! I hope I don't have to see him in the operating room again, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands :-)

Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 899-9200