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Fiber Tape Rotator Cuff Repair

February 24, 2016

Contributors: Michael J. O'Brien, MD

This video demonstrates a double row rotator cuff repair in a 45 year old male right hand dominate firefighter. A full thickness supraspinatus tear is visualized arthroscopically, and a microfracture has been performed on the greater tuberosity to facilitate healing. The medial row anchor is placed just beyond the articular cartilage margin and contains a fiber tape and number two suture. A percutaneous suture passer is used for retrograde suture passing. The suture is placed in a mattress pattern. The fiber tape is passed medially and between the mattress sutures. The mattress sutures are tied first, reducing the supraspinatus tendon over the anchor to the greater tuberosity bone. The fiber tape is brought over the top of the mattress sutures, tensioned appropriately, and secured to the tuberosity with a knotless lateral anchor. This provides excellent compression, tension-free, of the tendon to the underlying bone.

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