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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

A new knotless transosseous suture bridge equivalent suture configuration for mini-open large-to-massive rotator cuff tear repair


Department of Orthopedics, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, India

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Prateek S Joshi
No-1 Omkar Bungalows, Behind Shivdhara Flats, Thaltej, Ahmedabad - 380 059, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/sjsm.sjsm_46_17

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Introduction: Repair by arthroscopic double-row suture bridge technique is widely accepted modality of treatment for repairable large-to-massive rotator cuff tears. Repair by mini-open approach has also shown comparable results in such cases. Double-row repair either by mini-open or by arthroscopic approach imposes substantial financial burden on patients belonging to economically deprived & uninsured group. Surgical Technique: We propose a new suture configuration for cuff repair by mini-open approach in which variant of modified Mason-Allen suture technique is used in transosseous manner to provide suture configuration similar to that of suture bridge double-row repair. The knotless nature of the configuration reduces incidence of re-tear that is seen at medial row of the double-row suture bridge repair and the “X” configuration provides large area of contact between the cuff and the footprint which is the advantage of traditional double-row suture bridge repair. Apart from above advantages, this technique is very economical.


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