Failed Rotator Cuff Repair: Case Example 2

  • Maristella F. Saccomanno
  • Giuseppe Milano


Management of failed rotator cuff tear remains a challenge. Although numerous techniques are available for revision rotator cuff repair, a clear diagnostic and treatment algorithm has not been established yet. This case study describes a middle-aged active woman with a recurrent rotator cuff tear after two previous surgeries. Understanding the biology of the rotator cuff is of utmost importance when planning a revision surgery. The patient underwent a successful arthroscopic re-revision by performing a biologic augmentation.


Rotator cuff healing Biodegradable anchor Extracellular matrix Growth factors Autologous conditioned plasma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maristella F. Saccomanno
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Milano
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsCatholic University, Shoulder Service, A. Gemelli University HospitalRomeItaly

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