Arthrosc Tech. 2023 Jan 18;12(2):e301-e305. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2022.11.007. eCollection 2023 Feb.
Numerous techniques have been formulated for increasing the tendon-bone contact area and for providing a better healing environment for the tendon in cases of rotator cuff tear. An ideal rotator cuff repair maximizes the tendon-bone interface and provides the rotator cuff with sufficient biomechanical strength for it to withstand a high load. In this article, we propose a technique with the advantages of both the double-pulley and the rip-stop suture-bridge techniques, which increases the pressurized contact area along the medial row, achieves higher failure loads than non-rip-stop techniques, and reduces tendon cut-through.
PMID:36879864 | PMC:PMC9984839 | DOI:10.1016/j.eats.2022.11.007