Arthroscopic repair of full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff: 2- to 14-year follow-up.

@article{Wilson2002ArthroscopicRO,
  title={Arthroscopic repair of full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff: 2- to 14-year follow-up.},
  author={Franklin D. Wilson and Viktor Hinov and G. Fisher Adams},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={136-44}
}
PURPOSE This study was performed to evaluate 2 arthroscopic techniques for rotator cuff repair used by 1 surgeon for more than 12 years. The main objective of this study was to test the reliability of these arthroscopic repair techniques not only using clinical assessment during the follow-up, but through observation of the healing process of the tendons during the arthroscopic removal of the staples in our first group of patients. TYPE OF STUDY This study was a before/after trial. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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