The study was performed in SPRI's new biomechanical testing laboratory, where 20 specimens were treated with single-row rotator cuff repair, double-row rotator cuff repair, augmented double-row rotator cuff repair. Remaining specimens were examined as a control, non-injured group.
The biomechanical tests were performed in real time and the researchers could see how well each technique performed during the testing procedure. The double-row and augmented double-row techniques showed the rotator cuff could endure significantly more cycles to failure and had a higher maximum load range than sing-row procedures, and were as strong as the healthy intact rotator cuffs.
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Steadman Philippon Research Institute Shows Double-Row Rotator Cuff Repair AdvantagesWritten by Laura Miller | February 24, 2012
Researchers at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colo., recently announced findings that double-row and augmented double-row surgical procedures for rotator cuff repairs have better outcomes than single row approaches.
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