The traditional open transosseous rotator cuff repair gives excellent results for the fixation of tendon to bone and has represented the gold standard for rotator cuff surgery with excellent long-term results. In the last few years, different arthroscopic techniques using suture anchors have been developed to increase the tendon–bone contact area in an attempt to reconstitute a more anatomic configuration of the rotator cuff footprint while providing a better environment for tendon healing. However, the anchor-based techniques have still not replicated the traditional open transosseous repair. A surgical technique that allows surgeons to perform a standardized arthroscopic transosseous (anchor free) repair of rotator cuff tears using a new disposable device is described. With this system, it is possible to perform a transosseous technique in a reproducible fashion. This novel technique combines the clinical advantages of minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and the biome- chanical advantages of open transosseous procedures.
|Titolo:||Arthroscopic transosseous (anchorless) rotator cuff repair.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|