Sandra Dorrance-Torres tore her rotator cuff last October when she missed a step and grabbed hold of a railing. After that, she couldn’t dress herself or brush her hair. Worst of all, she could no longer play with her grandchildren. After rotator cuff surgery by Dr. Lucas Schnell, she made a 100 percent commitment to follow her surgeon’s orders and had an exceptional outcome. “It takes commitment from the surgeon and the patient to produce great results,” says Dr. Luke Schnell, a fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon.