Rotator cuff tear of the shoulder may cause impaired shoulder function. Surgical repair is sometimes undertaken to restore function to the shoulder. It is not uncommon for such repairs to fail, resulting in a recurrence of the shoulder symptoms.
Dr Bernard Lee utilises a modern double-row repair technique to improve the strength and effectiveness of the surgical repair. This results in improved outcomes for patients with massive rotator cuff tears.
“The modern double-row repair has been shown to improve compression at the repair site, and has improved success rates over single-row repairs in patients with large tears”.
Dr Lee believes in utilising the most appropriate surgical techniques for each individual’s unique injury in order to consistently get the best possible outcomes.
Double-Row SpeedBridge Repair
Double-Row SutureBridge Repair
Improved results with double row cuff repairs:
1) Arthroscopic Single-Row Versus Double-Row Suture Bridge Technique for Rotator Cuff Tears in Patients Younger Than 55 Years: A Prospective Comparative Study, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0363546517728718
2) Outcomes of Single-Row Versus Double-Row Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Current Evidence, https://www.arthroscopyjournal.org/article/S0749-8063(13)00309-5/abstract
3) Arthroscopic Single‐row versus Double‐row Technique for Repairing Rotator Cuff Tears: a Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/os.12139
4) Summary of Meta-Analyses Dealing with Single-Row versus Double-Row Repair Techniques for Rotator Cuff Tears,
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