Delaminated Tears of the Rotator Cuff: The Rationale and Techniques for the Double-Row Repair



The rotator cuff is constituted by the tendons of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor muscles, and it has more than one layer. Delamination represents a horizontal separation of the tendon layers in the setting of a ruptured rotator cuff. Histologically, delamination occurs between two layers of collagen fibers with a different fiber orientation [1].


Rotator cuff Delaminated Tears Pattern 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryCentro Medico Docente La TrinidadCaracasVenezuela
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryInstituto Argentino de Diagnostico y TratamientoBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic surgeryClinica SantrixCaracasVenezuela

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