Release the nerve, improve the outcome

By Peter Pollack

Study finds better revision outcomes with subscapular nerve release

Massive, chronic rotator cuff tears can shift the position of the suprascapular nerve, potentially leaving the patient with less function after the rotator cuff is repaired. With that in mind, Mark R. Zunkiewicz, MD, and his coauthors conducted a retrospective study of patients who had undergone revision arthroscopic repair of massive rotator cuff tears with Goutallier Grade 3 atrophy (equal amounts of fat and muscle) that were retracted medial to the glenoid.

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