Rotator Cuff Repair

Double Row repair

A multitude of advantages has been associated with the double-row technique. The double-row suture technique provides significantly more pressurized contact area, with Tuoheti et al. reporting that double-row constructs resulted in 42% greater contact area than transosseous repairs and 60% greater contact area than single-row constructs. Mazzocca et al. confirmed that double-row repair restored a greater percentage of the footprint than single-row techniques. A myriad of biomechanical studies also have demonstrated superiority of double-row compared with single-row repairs, particularly in regard to load to failure and gap formation at repair site