Superior capsular reconstruction for irreparable supraspinatus tendon tears using the long head of biceps: A biomechanical study on cadavers.

Affiliation

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (National University Health Service Group), National University Health System, 1 Jurong East Street 21, 609606 Singapore, Singapore. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The superior articular capsule complements the rotator cuff's function in shoulder stability. With irreparable rotator cuff tears, superior capsular reconstruction (SCR) improves dynamic glenohumeral (GH) joint kinematics. We present a novel method of SCR in cadaveric shoulders using the long head of bicep (LHB) tendon instead of previously explored fascia lata autograft, thereby reducing harvest site and suture anchor associated complications.

Keywords

Biomechanical study,Cadaveric study,Irreparable rotator cuff tear,Long head of biceps,Superior capsular reconstruction,

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