Basics of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

W. Anthony Frisella, Frances Cuomo

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Traditional methods of open and mini-open rotator cuff repairs have shown excellent results in short- and medium-term follow-up and remain viable methods of treating rotator cuff pathology. A trend toward the arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears continues, however, and will probably accelerate as the next generation of surgeons is trained in arthroscopic treatment methods. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff repair with an emphasis on technique. An understanding of the principles of rotator cuff repair and arthroscopy serves as a basis for a step-by-step approach to arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-174
Number of pages9
JournalTechniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Arthroscopic
  • Arthroscopic repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopy
  • Basic
  • Cuff repair
  • Mini-open
  • Repair
  • Repair technique
  • Rotator
  • Rotator cuff
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Technique
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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