Failed Rotator Cuff Repair: Case Example 1
Recurrent rotator cuff tears can be frequently seen after primary repair, albeit most of the patients are asymptomatic. However, in active and young populations, symptoms might impair the quality of life. Main causes for repair failure are failure of fixation of the primary repair, biological failure due to poor soft tissue quality (fatty degeneration and atrophy of rotator cuff muscles), or inadequate and/or aggressive postoperative rehabilitation. The following case is a rotator cuff repair that failed due to multiple factors.
KeywordsRotator cuff Repair Failure Revision Arthroscopy
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