People who suffer from trip and fall accidents often sustain serious rotator cuff injuries. Many times, these injuries are so severe that surgery is required to fix them. But now there is a new technique to surgically repair rotator cuff injuries that may be superior to traditional methods.The Net BridgeThe procedure is called a Net Bridge, and it was developed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.Traditional rotator cuff surgery involves reconnecting torn muscles and tendons to the bones from where they originally detached. Unfortunately, about 15% of patients who have this procedure are forced to undergo additional surgery because the attachments do not hold. The Net Bridge method operates under a different concept: providing a more even distribution of attachment points over a given area.How the Net Bridge Procedure Works A surgeon performing the Net Bridge operation inserts several tiny anchors in the bone. Then a special fiber tape is attached to each of these anchors. The other end of the tape, which acts as a compression net, is placed over the injured tendon.The Net Bridge procedure has produced hopeful results so far. Dr. ElAttrache claims that the operation reduces the risk of reinjuring the rotator cuff when compared to traditional surgical methods. And he says that athletes are usually able to resume their activities within 6 weeks.If you have sustained a rotator cuff injury, consider seeking medical attention as soon as possible. If you suffered the injury in a trip and fall accident, you may want to contact a qualified personal injury attorney.For more information on rotator cuff injuries, read our article on Trip and Fall Injuries and Rotator Cuff Injuries.Hiring a Chicago Personal Injury AttorneyAfter a serious accident, recovering from your injuries should be your main focus, not dealing with insurance adjusters and escalating medical bills. Retaining the legal services of a Chicago personal injury attorney can help you focus on getting better while your attorney deals with the insurance companies on your behalf.The Chicago personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. will help you monitor your medical expenses and work toward a settlement to cover all of the treatments you need to get your life back on track. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.