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Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears in Young, Active Patients

Tendon Transfer versus Superior Capsular Reconstruction?

Camp, Christopher L., MD; Elhassan, Bassem, MD; Dines, Joshua S., MD

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: December 2018 - Volume 476 - Issue 12 - p 2313–2317
doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000503

C. L. Camp, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

B. Elhassan, Professor of Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

J. S. Dines, Associate Attending Sports Medicine Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA

C. L. Camp MD, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905 USA, Email:

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Received August 24, 2018

Accepted August 29, 2018

© 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins LWW
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