Clin Should Elbow.  2019 Mar;22(1):50-57. 10.5397/cise.2019.22.1.50.

Current Concepts and Recent Trends in Arthroscopic Treatment of Large to Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: A Review

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea. swchoi1115@gmail.com

Abstract

Rotator cuff tear is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability in adults. Due to the various nature of progression of rotator cuff tears and the complex biomechanics of the shoulder joint, repair and treatment of large-to-massive tears are challenging for many surgeons. Despite the recent popularity of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty as a treatment option for large-to-massive irreparable rotator cuff tears, biological and mechanical repair augmentation has also shown promise as a viable treatment option. The purpose of this study was to briefly summarize and review current studies on the assessment and arthroscopic treatment of large-to-massive rotator cuff tears, whether repairable or irreparable, to aid in developing a consensus on future treatment directions.

Keyword

Rotator cuff tears; Shoulder; Arthroscopy

MeSH Terms

Adult
Arthroplasty
Arthroscopy
Consensus
Humans
Rotator Cuff*
Shoulder
Shoulder Joint
Shoulder Pain
Surgeons
Tears*
Full Text Links
  • CISE
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
    DB Error: unknown error