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Patch Reinforcement of Rotator Cuff Repairs

Current Indications

Morris, Brent J., MD*; Edwards, T. Bradley, MD

Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery: June 2019 - Volume 20 - Issue 2 - p 64–67
doi: 10.1097/BTE.0000000000000068
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Patch reinforcement of rotator cuff repairs is continuing to evolve. Patches in rotator cuff repair can be used for suture reinforcement, augmentation, or interposition. We will discuss current indications for patch reinforcement of rotator cuff repairs.

*Lexington Clinic Orthopedics, The Shoulder Center of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Fondren Orthopaedic Group, Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston, TX

B.J.M. receives financial support from Tornier Inc. for consultancy unrelated to the content of this work. T.B.E. receives financial support from Tornier Inc. for royalties/consultancy unrelated to the content of this work.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: T. Bradley Edwards, MD, Fondren Orthopaedic Group, Texas Orthopedic Hospital, 7401 South Main Street, Houston, TX 77030 (e-mail: bemd@fondren.com).

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