Arthroscopic Double-Row Transosseous Equivalent Rotator Cuff Repair with a Knotless Self-Reinforcing Technique
William R. Mook, Joshua A. Greenspoon, Peter J. Millett*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
Issue: Suppl 1: M4
First Page: 286
Last Page: 295
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-10-286
Article History:Received Date: 18/4/2015
Revision Received Date: 28/4/2015
Acceptance Date: 1/2/2016
Electronic publication date: 21/07/2016
Collection year: 2016
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Rotator cuff tears are a significant cause of shoulder morbidity. Surgical techniques for repair have evolved to optimize the biologic and mechanical variables critical to tendon healing. Double-row repairs have demonstrated superior biomechanical advantages to a single-row.
The preferred technique for rotator cuff repair of the senior author was reviewed and described in a step by step fashion. The final construct is a knotless double row transosseous equivalent construct.
The described technique includes the advantages of a double-row construct while also offering self reinforcement, decreased risk of suture cut through, decreased risk of medial row overtensioning and tissue strangulation, improved vascularity, the efficiency of a knotless system, and no increased risk for subacromial impingement from the burden of suture knots.
Arthroscopic knotless double row rotator cuff repair is a safe and effective method to repair rotator cuff tears.