Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.


Mayo Clinic surgeons and scientists collaborate to develop new solutions that improve rotator cuff healing, speed rehabilitation and improve the outcomes for people experiencing shoulder problems.

Avenues being explored include:

  • Advanced pain management, utilizing nerve blocks
  • Biologic augmentation for repair procedures
  • Innovative tendon transfers for irreparable tears
  • Subacromial balloon spacer to help treat massive irreparable rotator cuff tears

Health care teams at the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Minnesota investigate sports injury evaluation, treatment and prevention to provide optimal treatment to those involved in sports- or fitness-related activities.


See a list of publications about rotator cuff injuries by Mayo Clinic authors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.