Advances in Orthopedics / 2015 / Article / Fig 2

Review Article

Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Current Concepts

Figure 2

Transtendon repair of a partial thickness articular surface rotator cuff tear. (a) An 18-gauge needle is used to localize the trajectory of the proposed suture anchor. The suture anchor inserted transtendon into the medial aspect of the bone bed. (b) A suture passer is used to shuttle sutures through the intact portion of the rotator cuff. (c) Four suture limbs have been shuttled through the tendon, creating two mattress stitches. (d) The mattress stitches are tied in the subacromial space, reducing the tendon to the bone. (e) After tying all of the sutures, the arthroscope is placed back in the glenohumeral joint to visualize the repair and the reduction of the tendon to the bone (adapted and reprinted from [7] with permission from Elsevier).

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