Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica

All arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff tears


İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı


Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Vakıf Gureba EĞitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi I. Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Kliniği

AOTT 2003; 37: Supplement 93-104
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Although shoulder arthroscopy was initially performed solely for subacromial decompression, at present it is widely used for rotator cuff repairs and reconstruction. All arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs have been performed increasingly over the past decade and favorable longterm results have been reported in the literature. All arthroscopic rotator cuff repair has advantages over mini-open, or open rotator cuff repair, because it is asso - ciated with less postoperative pain and morbidity, and a more rapid improvement in shoulder motion. However, complete arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a technically difficult procedure and some limitations including rela - tive weakness of tendon sutures and the need for more experience. It is essential that the merits and demerits associated with this technique should be balanced depending on the individual condition of the patient and the degree of experience gained. This article revisits all arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with regard to advantages and disadvantages, surgical techniques, indications, post - operative rehabilitation, and the results both in the light of the literature and our experience.

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