Several complications may be encountered after rotator cuff (RC) repair. A thorough knowledge of surgical interventions, normal postoperative findings, and postoperative complications is crucial to provide a timely diagnosis, improving the clinical outcome of patients. Postoperative complications may involve RC, implanted device, osteochondral tissue, surgical-site infection, peripheral nerves, soft tissues, and vascular structures. In this review, we discuss the usual and unusual complications detectable after RC repair.
From the *IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milano, Italy;
†Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Università del Molise, Campobasso;
‡Department of Orthopaedic surgery, Pineta Grande Hospital, Castel Volturno;
§UOC Diagnostica per Immagini PO "Santa Maria delle Grazie", ASL NA2 Nord, Pozzuoli, Napoli;
∥Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Università degli Studi di Milano; and
¶Department of Radiology, Pineta Grande Hospital, Castel Volturno, Italy.
Received for publication July 24, 2018; accepted December 17, 2018.
Correspondence to: Francesco Di Pietto, MD, PhD, Calata Trinità Maggiore 4, 80134, Napoli, Italy (e-mail: email@example.com).
This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.