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The Evolution of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Techniques: What Repair Construct to Use and How to Do It Well

Parsons, Bradford MD; Olujimi, Victor MD

Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery: March 2017 - Volume 18 - Issue 1 - p 1–7
doi: 10.1097/BTE.0000000000000117
Rotator Cuff Disease: State of the Art in 2016—Techniques
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Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears has gone through progressive advances in the arthroscopic principles of repair, repair techniques, and how implants are utilized to maximize healing potential. The type of rotator cuff tear from partial tears to full thickness tears, whether traumatic or degenerative, affects the way we approach these tears. In this review, we will present technical pearls on our method for repair of partial articular-sided and bursal-sided rotator cuff tear, as well as full thickness tears amenable to surgical repair.

Department of Orthopaedics, Shoulder & Elbow Service, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Dr Parsons has conflict of interest with Arthrex. The other author has no conflict of interest to declare.

Reprints: Bradford Parsons, MD, Department of Orthopaedics, Shoulder & Elbow Service, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 5 East 98th Street, 9th Floor, Box 1188, New York 10029, NY (e-mail: bradford.parsons@mountsinai.org).

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