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Volume:1 Issue:5 Number:58 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #288
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Comparison of metal and biodegradable suture anchors in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with metal and biodegradable suture anchors: A prospective randomized study

Arthroscopy. 2010 Sep;26(9 Suppl):S112-9. Epub 2010 Aug 6

Contributing Authors: G Milano A Grasso M Salvatore MF Saccomanno L Deriu C Fabbriciani

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Synopsis

110 patients with full thickness rotator cuff tears were randomized to arthroscopic repair, using either metal or biodegradable suture anchors. The use of metal suture in this repair resulted in slightly better DASH and Constant scores at two year follow-up; however, these values did not reach significance. Work-DASH scores were found to be similar between groups. Univariate analysis revealed that...

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