Comments: I had this torn rotator for more than 20 years and frankly was not sure I would have a good outcome. Dr Darr did an excellent job and my recovery was very easy. I did only limited therapy because it was going to out of pocket for me. I learned the exercises and then did them faithfully on my own. I had some pain the first week but within a week and a half I was off of all pain meds. By four months I had complete motion restored. I cannot say enough about the good experience both during surgery and afterword. Dr Darr is the best and has a good bed side manner as well. My biggest complaint was not being able to read more than a paragraph in a magazine while waiting for the doctor. He's always prompt.