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Arthroscopy. 2003 Mar;19(3):330-3.

A modified Mason-Allen technique for rotator cuff repair using suture anchors.

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Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, ATOS-Clinic Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.


An adequate restoration of the muscle-tendon-bone unit is essential for a successful outcome after rotator cuff reconstruction. We describe a suture grasping technique for rotator cuff repair using suture anchors that can be performed either arthroscopically or during open rotator cuff refixation. The technique we use is a combination of a mattress and a single suture, thus representing the principles of a Mason-Allen suture technique. The modified Mason-Allen technique for suture anchor repair is easy to perform and provides excellent initial fixation strength allowing durable osteofibroblastic integration of the reinserted cuff.

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