Evaluation and treatment of failed rotator cuff repairs

Michael Q. Freehill, Guido Marra*

*Corresponding author for this work

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While rotator cuff tears remain a common problem, surgical repair provides consistent symptomatic improvement. However, failure of a rotator cuff repair can prove to be a significant clinical challenge. Successful treatment depends on a careful pre-operative clinical assessment to determine the factors for failure. Revision surgery can provide satisfactory results in the properly selected patient. This article reviews pre-operative surgical planning and surgical options for this difficult problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-276
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Orthopaedics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2003


  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Surgical options
  • Surgical planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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