Arthroscopic Repair of the Right Rotator Cuff - Anatomical Justice

Arthroscopic Repair of the Right Rotator Cuff


This exhibit depicts eleven arthroscopic steps in a right shoulder repair. The examination revealed subacromial osteophytes, bursitis, a biceps tendon tear, inferior adhesions, and a complete rotator cuff tear. A bursectomy is performed. Stay sutures were placed in the supraspinatus tendon, and inferior adhesions were released. The biceps tendon was released from the labrum and sutures were embedded. A suture anchor was then inserted in the bicipital groove and the bicep sutures were tied to the anchor. An acromioplasty was performed, and the supraspinatus tendon was advanced. Three suture anchors were then placed in the greater tuberosity of the humerus after a trough was made. Finally, the supraspinatus was anchored to the humerus.

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