Rotator cuff (RC) tear is a common cause of shoulder pain and disability among adults. Surgical management of RC tears is recommended after conservative treatment failure. Due to the development of arthroscopic repair techniques, the use of the arthroscopic rotator cuff repair has become the gold standard. Single-row (SR) and double-row (DR) suture anchor repairs are the two most popular and commonly used arthroscopic techniques. However, the optimal arthroscopic surgical technique remains controversial in terms of clinical and biomechanical outcomes, healing, and re-tear rates. This chapter will focus on differences between these two techniques regarding biomechanics, clinical results, healing rate, and cost effectiveness.
Part of the book: Surgical Recovery