Rotator Cuff Repair

Single Row Repair

Several arthroscopic methods of tendon-bone repair have been studied extensively, and controversy remains over the preferred choice of fixation. Single-row constructs, traditionally repaired with anchors placed in a linear manner from anterior to posterior on the greater tuberosity, offer excellent clinical results.

A well-performed single-row repair using 3 sutures per anchor with reduced lateral traction on the detached tendon will provide a favorable outcome, at reasonable expense, in most patients with a rotator cuff tear.