Clin Should Elbow.  2020 Mar;23(1):48-58. 10.5397/cise.2019.00416.

Surgical Options for Failed Rotator Cuff Repair, except Arthroplasty: Review of Current Methods

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Although the prevalence of rotator cuff tears is dependent on the size, 11% to 94% of patients experience retear or healing failure after rotator cuff repair. Treatment of patients with failed rotator cuff repair ranges widely, from conservative treatment to arthroplasty. This review article attempts to summarize the most recent and relevant surgical options for failed rotator cuff repair patients, and the outcomes of each treatment, except arthroplasty.

Keyword

Failed rotator cuff repair; Muscle advancement; Patch augmentation; Superior capsular reconstruction; Arthroscopic partial repair
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