Double-row arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: re-establishing the footprint of the rotator cuff

Arthroscopy. 2003 Nov;19(9):1035-42. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2003.09.036.


Recently, there has been an increased interest in the normal anatomy of the rotator cuff footprint and the re-establishment of the footprint during rotator cuff repair. Single-row suture anchor techniques have been criticized because of their inability to restore the normal medial-to-lateral width of the rotator cuff footprint. In this report, the authors describe a double-row technique for rotator cuff repair that re-establishes the normal rotator cuff footprint, increases the contact area for healing, and may potentially improve clinical results.

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy*
  • Humans
  • Rotator Cuff / surgery*
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Suture Techniques* / instrumentation