Porcine small intestine submucosa augmentation of surgical repair of chronic two-tendon rotator cuff tears. A randomized, controlled trial.

@article{Iannotti2006PorcineSI,
  title={Porcine small intestine submucosa augmentation of surgical repair of chronic two-tendon rotator cuff tears. A randomized, controlled trial.},
  author={Joseph P. Iannotti and Michael J Codsi and Young Wan Kwon and Kathleen A. Derwin and James Ciccone and John J. Brems},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2006},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={1238-44}
}
BACKGROUND Evidence to justify the use of porcine small intestine submucosa to augment repairs of large and massive rotator cuff tears is based on favorable results found in studies of Achilles tendon and infraspinatus tendon repairs in canines. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a small intestine submucosal patch to augment the repair of chronic two-tendon rotator cuff tears in humans. METHODS Thirty shoulders with a chronic two-tendon rotator cuff tear that was… CONTINUE READING