Bridging self-reinforcing double-row rotator cuff repair: we really are doing better

Arthroscopy. 2010 May;26(5):677-80. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2010.02.007.


Single-row versus double-row repair of rotator cuff tears is currently a controversial topic. In this Level V article, we articulate why we believe that second-generation double-row repair techniques, which use bridging sutures to link the 2 rows of suture anchors together in a self-reinforcing manner, are producing superior clinical and biomechanical results.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy
  • Humans
  • Rotator Cuff / surgery*
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rupture
  • Shoulder Injuries*
  • Shoulder Joint / surgery
  • Suture Techniques*