Partial-Thickness Articular Surface Rotator Cuff Tears

Edwin E. Spencer
2007 Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  
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 repairs
more » ... oped that repairs the articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears with an all-inside approach that does not violate the intact bursal tissue and does not complete the tear.
doi:10.1097/bte.0b013e3181593e51 fatcat:ma7sxdccwzbfzc36mfdvtllwve