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Rotator cuff failure after surgery: an all-arthroscopic transosseous approach.

A new interesting article has been published in Musculoskelet Surg. 2018 Oct;102(Suppl 1):3-12. doi: 10.1007/s12306-018-0560-x. Epub 2018 Oct 20. and titled:

Rotator cuff failure after surgery: an all-arthroscopic transosseous approach.

Authors of this article are:

Chillemi C, Dei Giudici L, Mantovani M, Osimani M, Gumina S.

A summary of the article is shown below:

BACKGROUND: Tear recurrence is considered the main complication of a rotator cuff repair. The best arthroscopic technique has not yet been established. The aim of the present study was to evaluate, from a clinical and a radiological standpoint, the all-arthroscopic transosseous rotator cuff repair with cortical lateral augmentation, performed in the setting of a revision surgery.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven consecutive cases were prospectively followed up for a minimum of 12 month after a rotator cuff repair with a novel all-arthroscopic transosseous rotator cuff repair. VAS and UCLA score and patients’ satisfaction with the outcomes were analyzed, along with MRI evolution of the repair. All patients underwent a standardized surgery and postoperative rehabilitation program.RESULTS: All patients showed a significant improvement in pain reduction and functional score. Satisfaction was achieved in 10 out of 11 cases, and only 1 case showed a minor discontinuous tendon signal on the 12-month MRI assessment. No complications were noted.CONCLUSIONS: Our results favor the use of the all-arthroscopic transosseous rotator cuff revision surgery with the 2MC configuration (double MC means the initials of the authors-MM and CC, who have originally described it). It appears to be safe and effective, providing good clinical, functional, and radiological results, with a very high patient satisfaction.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Arthroscopic shoulder revision;Arthroscopic transosseous;Re-tear management;Rotator cuff re-tear;Transosseous repair

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