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Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2016 Jul-Aug;45(5):320-4.

The Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Naples COmmunity Hospital, Naples, FL.


In a subset of patients with rotator cuff tears, the glenohumeral joint has minimal degenerative changes and the rotator cuff tendon is either irreparable or very poor quality and unlikely to heal. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is often considered for these patients despite the lack of glenohumeral arthritis. However, due to the permanent destruction of the glenohumeral articular surfaces, complication rates, and concerns about implant longevity with RSA, we believe the superior capsular reconstruction (SCR) is a viable alternative. In this article, we describe our technique for the SCR.

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