Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis: Midterm Clinical Results of a New Anchor Suture Technique in Patients with Single-Row Rotator Cuff Repair

SUMMARY Objective. This study evaluated the midterm clinical results of doing the arthroscopic proximal long head of the biceps tenodesis with an anchor suture of subscapularis or supraspinatus repair in patients with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Methods. We evaluated the clinical results of long head of biceps tendon tenodesis in patients with single-row rotator cuff repair. They were … Continued

Efficacy of Liposomal Bupivacaine in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

SUMMARY Objective. To conduct the first-ever meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that scrutinized the analgesic efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine (LB, intervention) versus nonliposomal local anesthetic agents (NLAAs, control) during arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR). Methods. Five databases were screened from inception until 09-April-2022. Subgroup analyses according to the postoperative day (POD, POD 0-7) were conducted. The data were … Continued

No Effect of Intra-Articular Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections after Arthroscopic Repair of Rotator Cuff Tears: a Prospective Randomized Study

SUMMARY Background. Our study aims to evaluate the results of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) infil­tration after arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff. Methods. We carried out a randomized simple blind clinical trial with an initial sample of 38 patients. Of those, three were excluded intraoperatively. These patients were assigned into two groups: rotator cuff suture with … Continued

Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate and Subacromial Bursa-Derived Cells Demonstrate Similar Cellular Adhesion and Proliferation Potential on Demineralized Bone Matrix Scaffolds for Biologic Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Repair

SUMMARY Background. Specific scaffolds are still required to sufficiently deliver and retain applied mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) of various origins to the targeted zone of repaired tissue. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the demineralized bone matrix (DBM) as a scaffold for concentrated bone marrow aspirate (cBMA), subacromial bursa-derived cells (SBDCs), tenocytes, and … Continued