Repair of Massive and Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear Using Arthroscopic Method
Structured Statement on Arthroscopic Methods for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears
The study “Arthroscopic Methods for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears“ by Mousaee et al. (2018) provides a comprehensive overview of the arthroscopic methods used to treat massive rotator cuff tears (MRCTs). This condition is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability, particularly in the elderly population.
The authors reviewed various surgical techniques for the treatment of MRCTs, including simple debridement, tuberoplasty, joint mobility, tendon allograft, and arthroplasty. They also discussed the advantages and limitations of arthroscopic surgery compared to open surgery.
Results and Discussion
The authors found that arthroscopic surgery has several advantages over open surgery, including less surgical trauma, easier identification of the affected area, modification of the range of motion, and the ability to perform the surgery on an outpatient basis. However, the main challenge with this technique is the prolonged period of acquiring skills and experience to perform this method.
Comparison with Other Studies
In a related study titled “Arthroscopic repair of full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff in patients younger than 40 years“ by Ide et al. (2007), the authors conducted a prospective study of 40 patients younger than 40 years who underwent arthroscopic repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears. They found that the overall results were excellent or good in 85% of the patients, suggesting that arthroscopic repair is a viable treatment option for younger patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears.
In conclusion, the study by Mousaee et al. (2018) provides valuable insights into the arthroscopic methods used to treat MRCTs. While arthroscopic surgery has several advantages, it also requires a high level of skill and experience. Further research is needed to compare the effectiveness of arthroscopic surgery with other treatment options for MRCTs.
Mousaee, S. R., et al. (2018). Arthroscopic Methods for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears. Link to Full Text
Ide, J., et al. (2007). Arthroscopic repair of full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff in patients younger than 40 years. Link to Full Text