Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction with Achilles Tendon Allograft for Massive and Revision Rotator Cuff Tears.

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Massive irreparable rotator cuff tears (RCT) in younger and active patients remain a significant clinical challenge to orthopaedic surgeons. Superior capsular reconstruction (SCR) has been presented as a way to restore the restraining effect of the superior joint capsule and the balanced force couples necessary for dynamic shoulder function; furthermore, it does not exclude future treatment options. The purpose of this article is to show a technical modification of the SCR in massive and revision RCT using Achilles tendon allograft as an effective static restraint to prevent superior migration of the humeral head due to its thickness and robustness, and performing a side-to-side repair on the greater tuberosity between the graft and the residual infraspinatus tendon to completely restore the superior stability of the shoulder joint.
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