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.
- Rotator cuff tears
- Surgical options
- Surgical planning
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine