Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair using a single-row of triple-loaded suture anchors with a modified suture configuration.

  • Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
August 01, 2011 By:
  • Lorbach O
  • Pape D
  • Raber F
  • Kohn D
  • Kieb M.

Achieving an adequate restoration of the muscle-tendon-bone unit and the anatomical footprint is essential for a successful outcome in open and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. The described suture grasping technique using triple-loaded suture anchors might combine high initial fixation strength with good footprint coverage. It describes two mattress' stitches medial at the articular margin of the tendon. Additionally, a third mattress stitch is performed laterally to increase footprint contact and avoid dog-ear deformity. The triple-mattress repair is easy to perform and might be a good alternative in either arthroscopic or open rotator cuff repair.

2011 Aug. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg.131(8):1073-6. Epub 2011 Mar 4.
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