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Arthroscopic Management of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

  • Stefan J. Tolan
  • Felix H. SavoieIII
  • Christopher K. Jones

Abstract

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair has emerged as a successful alternative to open repair and can be considered an option for most patients being evaluated for surgical intervention. The main advantage of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is the avoidance of deltoid detachment. Since the deltoid does not need to be protected postoperatively, physical therapy can be accelerated, potentially decreasing postoperative stiffness. Arthroscopy is also associated with decreased postoperative pain, allowing the procedure to be performed on an outpatient basis.1

Keywords

Rotator Cuff Rotator Cuff Tear Rotator Cuff Repair Great Tuberosity Arthroscopic Repair 
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  • Stefan J. Tolan
  • Felix H. SavoieIII
  • Christopher K. Jones

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