Ortho Oracle - orthopaedic operative atlas

Healing of Rotator Cuff Tears / Repair

– Discussion:  – rotator cuff anatomy – etilogy of tear and frequency of tear – partial rotator cuff tear – how do RTC tears heal?     – arthroscopic vs open rotator cuff repair – biology of tendon healing to bone – references: – Histological evaluation of repair of the rotator cuff in a primate model – Repair integrity and … Read more

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

– Discussion:       – rotator cuff anatomy – etiology of RTC tears – how do these tears heal? – massive RTC – open rotator cuff repair – Technique:     – arthroscopy exposure and setup             – inorder to avoid extrasavation, begin with fluid pressure at 35 mm, and increased pressures incrementally as necessary;     – irrigation fluid management     – … Read more