The shoulder is a ball and socket joint, with the round portion of the upper arm bone (humerus) fitting into the socket, which is a groove in the shoulder blade. With a dislocated shoulder, the entire rounded ball comes out of the socket. A partially dislocated shoulder involves only part of the ball coming out
What is rotator cuff repair? Rotator cuff repair is a surgical process used to repair a torn rotator cuff. The surgical process involves the reattachment of your tendon to the head of your upper arm bone. If you have a partial tear you may only require a smoothing procedure which is referred to as debridement.