Rotator Cuff Anterior Cable Reconstruction With Long Head of Biceps Tendon Autograft

Arthrosc Tech. 2020 May 4;9(6):e711-e715. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2020.02.001. eCollection 2020 Jun.


Rotator cuff tears with anterior cable disruption show a more detrimental natural history than tears with an intact cable. Anterior cable reconstruction in the setting of such tears provides a potential avenue to improve tissue quality of the repaired construct and enhance repair longevity. Cadaveric studies investigating anterior cable reconstruction have shown biomechanical advantages. We present an arthroscopic surgical technique for rotator cuff anterior cable reconstruction using long head of the biceps tendon autograft in the setting of repairable large-to-massive rotator cuff tears with poor anterior cable tissue quality.