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Arthroscopic Plica Excision of the Knee

February 10, 2018

Contributors: Bernard R Bach Jr, MD; Brandon Erickson, MD; Brandon Erickson, MD

Irreparable chronic massive rotator cuff tears still remain a challenging problem in recent shoulder surgery. Many treatment options were introduced for the management of chronic massive rotator cuff tears. Superior capsule reconstruction is one option that provides the potential to restore and rebalance the force couples necessary for dynamic shoulder function. We introduce an arthroscopic technique using hybrid graft consist of autogenous tensor fascia lata and allograft for superior capsule reconstruction indicated for patients with chronic irreparable rotator cuff tear patient. This technique simultaneously provides excellent biologic potential of patient own autograft and strong mechanical properties of great volumetric allograft. It is an option for patients with an irreparable rotator cuff tear without compromising future treatment options.

Our approach to the symptomatic medial plica involves decompression of the plica sheet and shelf preceded by decompression of the fat pad as well as lateral synovial sheet decompression.

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