Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator Cuff Tear

Brian Darby

In early 2015, I was playing golf and somehow tweaked my right shoulder.

It was not long before simple tasks, like shaving and combing my hair, became unbearable. My shoulder pain even kept me up at night. I was in immense pain and could not control the pain, even with strong medications. 

Keith Hall

I injured my rotator cuff for a second time. l was told by another physician that l was too old to have my rotator cuff surgically repaired. The doctor compared it to putting a new patch on a old pair of jeans.

I was put in contact with Dr. Jeffery Dugas who told me he could have my arm spinning like a propeller in about 6 months. Three  years later, I'm retired and swimming 3 -5 miles a week with no problems.

Thanks Dr. Dugas for doing an excellent job!

Greg Dodson

Dr. Steven Nichols did a fantastic job repairing my right shoulder. I had multiple tears in my rotator cuff, a tear in my bicep, plus a torn labrum. He did this arthroscopically. I was at rehab within 24 hours and was able to shower too! My physical therapists are amazed of my progress! I used 2 pain pills in the 1st 12 hours of the surgery and none after that! I am glad that I chose Andrews Sports Medicine and Dr. Steven Nichols for my surgery! Thank you Dr. Nichols!

Vickie Cowen

In the fall of 2012, I began experiencing intense pain in my right shoulder. I decided to do some research online and found Dr. Lyle Cain in Birmingham.

I called and made an appointment with Dr. Cain. He performed a physical exam and suggested an MRI. After reviewing the MRI, Dr. Cain confirmed I had a tear in my right rotator cuff. Soon after, Dr. Cain performed rotator cuff repair surgery. Following months of intense rehab, the pain and discomfort were completely gone.