Successful early mobilization of major cuff repair using a suture post.

@article{Atkinson2006SuccessfulEM,
  title={Successful early mobilization of major cuff repair using a suture post.},
  author={Robert New Brighton Atkinson and Andrew S Comley and John Van Essen and Peter J Hallam and N. I. Ashwood and Quentin Anthony Fogg},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          183-7
        }
}
Repair of massive rotator cuff tears in the elderly can be challenging because of degenerative, retracted, and contracted tendons producing an extensive defect. The quality of the tendon and particularly the bone of the proximal humerus is an inherent weakness in the repaired construct. We report a method that secures the rotator cuff to a fixation post placed in cortical bone at the surgical neck of the humerus, bypassing the weakest point. This is an evolution of techniques designed to fix to… CONTINUE READING
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