Arthroscopic Knot Tying in Shoulder Repair Surgery
Recent reports have demonstrated that arthroscopic repairs of Bankart lesions can have success rates equivalent to open repairs for recurrent anterior instability of the shoulder.1,2 Similarly, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair techniques have resulted in high degrees of patient satisfaction and clinical success.3,4 Increasing interest in these and other shoulder repair techniques has led to an emphasis on the importance of adequate arthroscopic knot-tying technique. This chapter presents the basic information and skills necessary to tie arthroscopic knots in a simple, reliable, and reproducible manner.
KeywordsRotator Cuff Repair Repair Site Monofilament Suture Soft Tissue Tension Suture Loop
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