Efficacy of Different Rotator Cuff Repair Techniques

Navin Gurnani, Derek F.riedrich Petrus van Deurzen, Mark Flipsen, Eric E.rnest Joseph Raven, Michel P.ieter Jozef van den Bekerom

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The purpose of this review article is to describe the currently used techniques for rotator cuff repair and after treatment. The literature was searched for the different surgical techniques and additional treatment including: [1] full arthroscopic and arthroscopic assisted rotator cuff repair, [2] acromioplasty as an additional treatment to rotator cuff repair, [3] the use of plasma rich platelets (PRP) after rotator cuff repair, [4] the single and double row fixation techniques, [5] long head of the biceps brachii tenotomy or tenodesis with rotator cuff repair, [6] scaffolds in rotator cuff surgery, and [7] early motion or immobilization after rotator cuff repair. The rationale, the results, and the scientific evidence were reported for the eligible procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-300
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical technology international
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


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