Arthroscopically Assisted (Mini-Open) Rotator Cuff Repair


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Abstract

SummaryArthroscopically assisted (mini-open) rotator cult' repair has been shown to be as effective as traditional open rotator cuff repair for treating small and moderate st/ed tears Mini-open technique allows the surgeon to create u secure bone-tendon interface at the repair site Patients treated with mint-open technique have shorter hospital stay and are able to begin physical therapy earlier and return to full activities sooner than patients treated with an open rotator cuff repair. We have developed a two-row fixation technique to repair the torn rotator cuff that increases the contact area at the bone-tendon interface. With adequate mobilization of the torn tendon and by utilizing this two-row technique, the arthroscopist can obtain results with small, moderate and large sized rotator cuff tears.

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