Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Improve with Partial Repair

Arthroscopic  approach may serve as less invasive treatment option

  Arthroscopic partial rotator cuff repair may benefit  patients with large and massive rotator cuff tears, according to data presented  at the annual meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America by Stephen C. Weber, MD. Although the  results may not approach those of complete arthroscopic repair, the researchers  argue that the technique represents a reasonable, low-morbidity, low-cost  salvage option for rotator cuff tears that may not be completely repairable.

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