Arthroscopic debridement of massive irreparable rotator cuff tears.

@article{Liem2008ArthroscopicDO,
  title={Arthroscopic debridement of massive irreparable rotator cuff tears.},
  author={Dennis Liem and Nina Lengers and Nicolas J. Dedy and Wolfgang Poetzl and Joern Steinbeck and Bjoern Marquardt},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={743-8}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical and radiologic results of arthroscopic debridement of massive irreparable rotator cuff tears. METHODS Thirty-one patients (mean age, 70.6 years) were retrospectively reviewed for a mean of 47 months (range, 24 to 69 months) after arthroscopic debridement of an irreparable rotator cuff tear. Operative treatment included biceps tenotomy in 24 cases (77.4%). No acromioplasty was performed to maintain the coracoacromial arch. Clinical… CONTINUE READING