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The treatment of partial-thickness articular surface rotator cuff tears is controversial. Treatment has varied from simple debridement with or without an acromioplasty to various repair techniques. These repair techniques have included transtendinous methods and completion of the tear and repairing the full thickness defect. The transtendinous techniques can be associated with stiffness, and completing the tear takes down normal intact tissue. Therefore, a technique was developed that repairsdoi:10.1097/bte.0b013e3181593e51 fatcat:ma7sxdccwzbfzc36mfdvtllwve