Biomechanical evaluation of arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs: double-row compared with single-row fixation.
, Comerford L
, Wilson J
, Puttlitz CM
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California-San Francisco, 500 Parnassus Avenue, MU 320W, San Francisco, CA 94143-0728, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent studies have shown that arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs can have higher rates of failure than do open repairs. Current methods of rotator cuff repair have been limited to single-row fixation of simple and horizontal stitches, which is very different from open repairs. The objective of this study was to compare the initial cyclic loading and load-to-failure properties of double-row fixation with those of three commonly used single-row techniques.
PMID: 16452754 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]