The insertional footprint of the rotator cuff: an anatomic study.

  title={The insertional footprint of the rotator cuff: an anatomic study.},
  author={Alan S. Curtis and Kelton M Burbank and John J Tierney and Arnold D Scheller and Andrew R Curran},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  volume={22 6},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to define the entire rotator cuff footprint and relate it to known, easily identifiable landmarks as a guide for both open and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Anatomic: Gross and microscopic. METHODS The myotendinous units of the rotator cuff and their insertions onto the humerus were dissected in 20 fresh-frozen cadavers. The separate tendon insertions were identified, and their length and width measured. The character and exact anatomy of the tendons… CONTINUE READING


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