Carbon fiber for repair of the rotator cuff. A 4-year follow-up of 14 cases.

Thirteen patients with 14 large rotator cuff tears were operated on using carbon fiber to cover the defect. The median follow-up time was 4 years. In 11, 1, and 2 cases the results were respectively excellent or good, fair, and poor. In 2 cases where the carbon fiber was anchored to the major tuberosity, a bone cyst was seen, but it did not influence the… (More)