With recent advances in shoulder arthroscopy, techniques for performing a successful rotator cuff repair have evolved from full open procedures to arthroscopically assisted mini-open techniques to an all-arthroscopic technique. Advantages of all-arthroscopic techniques over mini-open techniques include preservation of the deltoid attachment, less post-operative pain, and decreased postoperative morbidity repair procedures are well documented and compare favorably with those of open repair techniques.

The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing all-arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair. In addition, ultrasound was used to assess the integrity of the repair.

Full Article: All-Arthroscopic Versus Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair: A Retrospective Review With Minimum 2-Year Follow-up