Journal article

Load response and gap formation in a single-row cruciate suture rotator cuff repair

Lachlan Huntington, Martin Richardson, Tony Sobol, Jonathon Caldow, David C Ackland

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Double-row rotator cuff tendon repair techniques may provide superior contact area and strength compared with single-row repairs, but are associated with higher material expenses and prolonged operating time. The purpose of this study was to evaluate gap formation, ultimate tensile strength and stiffness of a single-row cruciate suture rotator cuff repair construct, and to compare these results with those of the Mason-Allen and SutureBridge repair constructs. METHODS: Infraspinatus tendons from 24 spring lamb shoulders were harvested and allocated to cruciate suture, Mason-Allen and SutureBridge repair groups. Specimens were loaded cyclically between 10 and 62 N for 200 cycles, a..

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