Better to wedge cuff repairs

By Peter Pollack

Derotation wedge may improve outcomes for smaller rotator cuff tears

Using a derotation wedge along with a simple sling after rotator cuff repair can result in significant improvement compared to using just a standard sling, especially for small and medium size tears. Gregory P. Nicholson, MD, presented these results at the 6th Biennial AAOS/American Shoulder and Elbow (ASES) Meeting.

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