Failed Rotator Cuff Repair: Case Example 2
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.
KeywordsRotator cuff healing Biodegradable anchor Extracellular matrix Growth factors Autologous conditioned plasma
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