- By Adam Brase
Rotator Cuff Surgery
The pain of a rotator cuff injury can be bad. Your shoulder aches when you lift your arm up, like when you need to grab something out of a high cabinet, or reach up to brush your hair. Surgery used to mean a big operation that left a large scar. These days doctors use a minimally invasive approach. But doctors at Mayo Clinic say the key to recovery also is rest and rehab.