Arthroscopic Repair of the Subscapularis Tendon

  • Stephen S. Burkhart
  • Peter M. Parten
  • Armin M. Tehrany


Tears of the subscapularis tendon are the least common of all rotator cuff tears, and they are the most technically demanding to repair arthroscopically. The combination of “least common... most demanding” makes it difficult for an individual arthroscopic surgeon to gain enough experience to feel comfortable with this operation. Yet subscapularis repair can be done quite effectively if one approaches it systematically. The goal of this chapter is to convey an approach that has worked well for us.


Rotator Cuff Tear Subscapularis Tendon Arthroscopic Repair Proximal Migration Anterolateral Portal 
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  • Stephen S. Burkhart
  • Peter M. Parten
  • Armin M. Tehrany

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