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2022 Jan 13

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc

Rotator cuff repair protected with subacromial balloon spacer shows a low rate of non-healing.


Garofalo R, De Crescenzo A, Fontanarosa A, Conti M, Castagna A, Calbi R
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2022 Jan 13.
PMID: 35022825.


The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and tendon integrity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of chronic posterosuperior rotator cuff tears treated with single-row tensionless repair and subacromial balloon spacer as protection with a minimum follow-up of 2 years. The hypothesis of this study was that this procedure would have acceptable clinical outcomes and tendon-healing rate without increased complications.