Disintegration of an absorbable rotator cuff anchor six weeks after implantation.

  • James D. Kelly
  • Published 2005 in
    Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic…


Rotator cuff failure by suture-bone or suture anchor pull-out, suture breakage, knot slippage, and tendon pull-out are well described. I report a case of early disintegration of a bioabsorbable suture anchor. A 77-year-old woman underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. On suspecting failure, the repair was repeated 40 days later. Arthroscopy revealed… (More)


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