Arthroscopic management of massive rotator cuff tears: an evaluation of debridement, complete, and partial repair with and without force couple restoration

@article{Heuberer2015ArthroscopicMO,
  title={Arthroscopic management of massive rotator cuff tears: an evaluation of debridement, complete, and partial repair with and without force couple restoration},
  author={Philipp R. Heuberer and Roman K{\"o}lblinger and Stefan Buchleitner and Leo Pauzenberger and Brenda Laky and Alexander Auffarth and Philipp Moroder and Sylvia Salem and Bernhard Kriegleder and Werner Anderl},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={3828-3837}
}
To evaluate the effectiveness of arthroscopic debridement (DB), partial (PR), and complete repair (CR) for massive rotator cuff tears (mRCT) in terms of functional and subjective parameters, and repair integrity. For this single-centre study, 68 consecutive shoulders with mRCT involving at least three tendons and treated with arthroscopic DB (n = 23), PR (n = 22), and CR (n = 23) were included. All patients (52–81 years) were prospectively assessed before and at a mean of 45 months after… CONTINUE READING