Basic Principles and Operative Management of the Rotator Cuff byDrs. C. Benjamin Ma and Brian Feeley is a unique and comprehensive book that covers arthroscopic, open techniques, and reconstructive options for treating rotator cuff tears
The first section focuses on an up-to-date understanding the basic principles of the rotator cuff—its anatomy, the basic science behind rotator cuff pathology, diagnosis, and imaging. This section references recent literature so that the reader understands the pathology of rotator cuff disease. The second section focuses on the different types of rotator cuff pathology, how to diagnose pathology accurately, and discusses different non operative and operative treatment options.
The operative sections will provide detailed state of the art techniques with clear photos and illustrations to take the surgeon through surgical procedures step-by-step. It is a comprehensive text on the operative management of rotator cuff pathology, including arthroscopic and open repairs, revision surgery, tendon transfers, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.
The book also describes “tricks and tips” to help the surgeon avoid common errors that are often encountered during the procedure. Different options for each type of rotator cuff problem will be presented. The final section will focus on complicated problems encountered in the shoulder.
- Anatomic structures, vascular and nerve supply, and the relevant surgical anatomy of the rotator cuff
- Biomechanics of the rotator cuff—how the rotator cuff works to raise and lower the shoulder and position the arm in space, and how these functions are lost in cuff tears
- Understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for tendon and muscle degeneration
- How to evaluate imaging in order to accurately diagnose rotator cuff tear problems and to be well-prepared for the operating room
- Office and surgical management of common rotator cuff problems—divided into an introduction, diagnosis, non operative management, operative management, post operative management, and outcomes
- Treatment options for large and massive cuff tears
- Reconstructive options—replacements and muscle transfers
- Detailed step-by-step guide to allow surgeons to navigate through complicated procedures
About the Author
Brian T. Feeley, MD grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Stanford University in California for his undergraduate degree, where he developed a passion for translational research. He continued at Stanford for medical school, and after almost embarking on a career in cardiothoracic surgery, he ultimately decided on orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Feeley served his orthopedic residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY. Since completing training, he has been on staff at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Dr. Feeley’s clinical focus is on athletic injuries of the shoulder, knee, and hip. He has a special interest in the management of rotator cuff tears and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. His primary research interest is the basic science behind the muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration seen in rotator cuff tears. Dr. Feeley currently lives in San Francisco with his wife, Sarina, and his two children, Sonali and Leena. He enjoys surfing as much as possible to keep his rotator cuffs in shape.
C. Benjamin Ma, MD was born and raised in Hong Kong, China. He came to the United States to attend Brown University in Providence, RI and majored in bioelectrical engineering. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, where he started his research interest in orthopedics and soft tissue healing. He went to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania for his orthopedic surgery training, where he studied under Dr. Freddie Fu and Dr. Savio Woo.
He then spent a year at the Hospital for Special Surgery for his Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship. He has been on staff at UCSF since 2003 and is now Chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service. His clinical interest is in shoulder and knee surgeries and his research activities have been on improving the outcomes on the management of shoulder rotator cuff problems and advanced imaging on cartilage and rotator cuff muscles.