Numerous techniques have been formulated for increasing the tendon–bone contact area and for providing a better healing environment for the tendon in cases of rotator cuff tear. An ideal rotator cuff repair maximizes the tendon–bone interface and provides the rotator cuff with sufficient biomechanical strength for it to withstand a high load. In this article, we propose a technique with the advantages of both the double-pulley and the rip-stop suture-bridge techniques, which increases the pressurized contact area along the medial row, achieves higher failure loads than non-rip-stop techniques, and reduces tendon cut-through.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine