RESULTS Gartsman, JBJS, arthroscopic RCR Average age 60.7 yrs All pts followed at least 2 yrs( 30 mons ) 78% G/E relief of pain 90% G/E satisfaction None of the shoulders were rated G/E preop, 84% most recent f/u
RESULTS Burkhart, Arthroscopy, arthroscopic RCR Average follow-up 3.5 yrs 95% G/E result regardless of tear size Rapid return overhead function( 4 mons )
CASE D.E. 53 male RHD farmer Left anterior shoulder pain x 2 years No prior injury or surgery Nonoperative Rx including PT, NSAIDS, injections, activity modifications, etc.
SUMMARY Much recent enthusiasm regarding complete arthroscopic rotator cuff repair For many, this newer technique may be preferable alternative to more traditional mini-open rotator cuff repair Important that basic principles of rotator cuff repair not be compromised
SUMMARY Several short-term studies demonstrate excellent results comparable with those of traditional techniques Choice of procedure based on variety of considerations, including patient expectations, pathoanatomy of the cuff, and arthroscopic skills of the surgeon