I am a 66 yr old active female and now 4 months post surgery. I had a 100% torn rotator cuff. I heard all the scary stories about the pain and no results, but the option of not having mobility in the arm made me not hesitate to have the surgery right away. Dr. Toman did a great job. I was diligent about my exercises, and physical therapy. I can move my arm again above my head, take of my shirt over my head. I’m back to lifting light weights. I go on our sailboat (37ft) and can help with raising sails, tailing ropes, lifting etc. Keep up the exercises forever and mobility and strength will return. I Just have one small scar, even though I had 5 anchors put in. Don’t let this procedure scare you. The combination of a great doctor and hard work on your part will give great results. My shoulder feels 90/95% better than before the operation.