Double-Row Subscapularis Repair: The US Perspective

  • Michelle X. Xiao
  • Rebecca A. Carr
  • Geoffrey D. AbramsEmail author


Fixation of full-thickness subscapularis tears requires secure fixation for adequate healing. Because of this, a double-row construct is utilized by the senior author for all full-thickness subscapularis tears. This technique typically requires an additional anterosuperolateral portal for tendon mobilization, coracoplasty, as well as suture management. A double-row knotless repair is described; however there is no evidence of superiority for knotless over traditional knot-tying techniques.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle X. Xiao
    • 1
  • Rebecca A. Carr
    • 2
  • Geoffrey D. Abrams
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Sinai Hospital—Lifebridge HealthBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Veterans Administration—Palo AltoPalo AltoUSA

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