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Arthroscopic Partial Repair of Massive Contracted Rotator Cuff Tears
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  • Journal title : Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow
  • Volume 17, Issue 1,  2014, pp.44-47
  • Publisher : Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • DOI : 10.5397/cise.2014.17.1.44
 Title & Authors
Arthroscopic Partial Repair of Massive Contracted Rotator Cuff Tears
Kim, Sung-Jae; Kim, Young-Hwan; Chun, Yong-Min;
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Typically, massive rotator cuff tears have stiff and retracted tendon with poor muscle quality, in such cases orthopaedic surgeons are confronted with big challenging to restore the cuff to its native footprint. Furthermore, even with some restoration of the footprint, it is related with a high re-tear rate due to less tension free repair and less tendon coverage. In this tough circumstance, the partial repair has yielded satisfactory outcomes at relatively short follow-up by re-creating the transverse force couple of the rotator cuff. Through this partial repair, the massive rotator cuff tear can be converted to the "functional rotator cuff tear" and provide improvement in pain and functional outcomes in patient's shoulder.
Shoulder;Massive rotator cuff tear;Partial repair;Arthroscopy;
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