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Rotator Cuff Repair (Cadaver Shoulder)

Patrick Vavken, MD
Smith & Nephew
Rotator Cuff Repair

Anchor Placement

  • Using Posterior Portal for Visualization, locate rotator cuff tear and debride edges
  • Evaluate size of rotator cuff tear. Number of anchors used will depend on size.
  • Using Superior Lateral Portal, position anchor and drill into bone.
  • Mallet anchor into bone and release anchor.

Retrieving and Passing Suture Arms

  • Using retriever, retrieve 1st suture arm through Superior Lateral portal
  • Pass suture arm and take suture "bite" into cuff to be attached
  • Retrieve 2nd suture
  • Pass second suture arm

Tie Suture Arms

  • Tie arms using an Arthroscopic Knot
  • Cut suture ends above knot
  • Repeat with more anchors as needed