Open versus two forms of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

@article{Millar2009OpenVT,
  title={Open versus two forms of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.},
  author={Neal L Millar and Xiao Wu and Robyn Tantau and Elizabeth J Silverstone and George A. C. Murrell},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2009},
  volume={467 4},
  pages={966-78}
}
UNLABELLED There have been technologic advances in the methods for repairing torn rotator cuffs. We compared the clinical and structural outcomes of three different forms of rotator cuff repair with up to 24 months' followup. We wished to assess how surgical technique affected clinical outcomes and see how these correlated to repair integrity. Three cohorts of patients had repair of a symptomatic rotator cuff tear using (1) an open technique (n = 49); (2) arthroscopic knotted (n = 53); or (3… CONTINUE READING

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