Dual-camera technique for arthroscopic rotator cuffrepair

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Abstract

An all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair demands a high level of technical skill and is associated with a steep learning curve. It is well accepted that small rotator cuff tears or partial tears can be more difficult than large or even massive tears to repair. Part of the reason is the difficulty in visualizing the tear, as well as important surrounding structures, during repair. To improve visibility during the repair process, we have introduced a second arthroscopic camera. Two cameras allow the surgeon to observe the rotator cuff from both the articular and bursal sides. We find this technique has merit in small or partial-thickness rotator cuff tears; however, there may be other applications.

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Tuttle, J. R., Ramos, P. A., & DaSilva, M. F. (2014). Dual-camera technique for arthroscopic rotator cuffrepair. Arthroscopy Techniques, 3(6), e647–e651. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2014.08.001

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