Arthroscopic Repair of Rotator Cuff Disorders

  • Miguel Ángel Ruiz IbánEmail author
  • Jorge Díaz Heredia
  • Miguel García Navlet
  • Ricardo Cuellar
  • Jose Luis Ávila
  • Eduardo Sanchez Sãnchez Alepuz
  • Sergi Sastre Solsona
Reference work entry


Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff disorders is a technically demanding but successful procedure. The main keys to success are a combination of proper indication, good technique, and an adequate rehabilitation protocol. The tears should be evaluated for reparability taking into account personal, anatomical, and biological considerations. During the arthroscopic procedure, the first step should be to identify the tear pattern and define the repair strategy. Then the surgeon should carefully prepare the footprint and use a repair technique that improves tendon-bone contact. It is essential to obtain a tension-free repair with tendon releases if necessary. After surgery a protocol designed to protect the healing tendon without causing stiffness is essential.


Rotator Cuff Rotator Cuff Tear Rotator Cuff Repair Suprascapular Nerve Tendon Tear 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Ángel Ruiz Ibán
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jorge Díaz Heredia
    • 1
  • Miguel García Navlet
    • 2
  • Ricardo Cuellar
    • 3
  • Jose Luis Ávila
    • 4
  • Eduardo Sanchez Sãnchez Alepuz
    • 5
  • Sergi Sastre Solsona
    • 6
  1. 1.Unidad de Hombro y CodoHospital Universitario Ramón y CajalMadridSpain
  2. 2.Hospital Asepeyo, CosladaMadridSpain
  3. 3.Hospital Universitario DonostiaSan SebastianSpain
  4. 4.Hospital MazZaragozaSpain
  5. 5.Unión de MutuasValenciaSpain
  6. 6.Hospital ClinicBarcelonaSpain

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