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Arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery without traction system in the lateral position
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  • Journal title : Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow
  • Volume 6, Issue 1,  2003, pp.50-54
  • Publisher : Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • DOI : 10.5397/CiSE.2003.6.1.050
 Title & Authors
Arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery without traction system in the lateral position
Moon, Young-Lae; Jung, Heuk-Jun;
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 Abstract
Object: To evaluate the efficiencies of the arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery which is Performed without the traction system in the lateral decubitus position. Methods: Twenty-nine cases of the arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery performed without the traction system in the lateral decubitus position were studied from February, 2002 to January, 2005. We performed a repair using the arthroscopic debridement and the arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, or using the mini-open incision technique after the confirmation of rotator cuff tear, then, the arthroscopic subacromial decompression was performed after the confirmation of subacromial lesions Results: We could easily find the subscapularis tear which was often overlooked in the arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery performed with the traction surgery by the relaxation of the subscapularis, as the arm position was internally rotate about 45 to 70 degrees from abducted position. We found that the operation time was reduced 14 minutes shorter than the operation time of the controlled group which had the surgery with the traction system on the average. We also found that there were no neurovascular complications from all cases. Conclusions: The arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery without traction system in the lateral decubitus position provided the better visual field, easy manipulation of the joint and reducing operation time.
 Keywords
Shoulder;Rotator cuff;Repair;Traction system.;
 Language
Korean
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