Shuzou Mihara

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Massive rotator cuff tears defying primary repair have been treated with debridement, arthroscopic subacromial decompression, partial repair, muscle-tendon transfer, and joint prosthesis, among other techniques. However, the treatment results have not been satisfactory compared with those of small- to medium-sized rotator cuff tears; each procedure has its(More)
BACKGROUND Our first-line choice of surgical method for massive shoulder rotator cuff tears not amenable to primary repair is a patching method that uses a graft consisting of a section of the iliotibial band with an attached bone block. The objective of this study was to examine the functional and structural results. METHODS The study included 5 patients(More)
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