Five year follow up of retrospective cohort comparing structural and functional outcome of arthroscopic Single-row versus Double-row suture bridge repair of large posterosuperior rotator cuff tear in patients less than or equal to 70 years

Pandey, Vivek and Joseph, CJ and Mathai, Naveen J and Madi, Sandesh S and Karegowda, Lakshmikanth Halegubbi (2021) Five year follow up of retrospective cohort comparing structural and functional outcome of arthroscopic Single-row versus Double-row suture bridge repair of large posterosuperior rotator cuff tear in patients less than or equal to 70 years. Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 9 (4). pp. 391-398. ISSN 2345-4644

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Abstract

Background: High re-tear rates after repairing large-sized posterosuperior rotator cuff tears remain a significant concern which may affect the clinical outcome. The most optimal type of repair (single versus double-row suture bridge) suited for large size tear remains debatable. Methods: In a retrospective cohort study with a minimum of five years follow up, the structural and functional outcome of 103 patients with large size cuff tear repaired with single row (SR) or double row suture bridge (DRSB) were evaluated. The structural outcome was assessed with ultrasonography whereas functional outcome was evaluated with Constant Murley (CM) and American shoulder elbow score (ASES). Results: There were 55 patients in the SR group and 48 patients in the DRSB group with a mean follow-up of 74.2 months (range, 60-96 months). While comparing the structural integrity in two groups, we found significantly lower retear rates in the DRSB group as compared to the SR group (10.4% vs. 32.7%; P=0.006). Also, there were more focal defects in the SR group (25.4%) than the DRSB group (8.3%). Overall, there was no significant difference in CM and ASES scores when the SR group was compared to DRSB. However, subgroup analysis between those with intact and retorn tendon revealed significant difference (P=0.0001) in the clinical scores. Conclusion: At a minimum of five years follow-up, the DRSB repair of large posterosuperior cuff tear resulted in superior structural healing over SR repair. Nevertheless, overall there was no significant functional difference between both the techniques. However, the functional outcome of the healed tendon subgroup was superior to retear tendon subgroup.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Large size; outcome; posterosuperior; repair; rotator cuff tear; single row; suture bridge.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 06:19
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022 06:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/158487

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