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Capsular Reconstruction Outcome Data From HSS

Orthopedics This Week reports on the findings of an HSS study led by sports medicine surgeon Joshua S. Dines, MD, resulting in updated outcome data for superior capsular reconstruction for irreparable rotator cuff tears or re-tears.

Dr. Dines and colleagues looked at data from 72 patients who had undergone arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction with dermal allograft at HSS between 2012 and 2017. Almost half of the patients in the study had a history of failed rotator cuff repair. According to data collected via patient-reported outcome surveys including Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) and University of California at Los Angeles, most of the patients experienced significant improvements in forward elevation, abduction, and external rotation after survey.

“This technique has proven to be effective for patients with irreparable tears,” said Dr. Dines. “As we continue to do more outcomes research, we become more precise at predicting the best candidates for each technique. While not for everyone, this has emerged as a great option for patients who may not be right for a reverse shoulder replacement.”

Dr. Dines and his colleagues plan on future research to look at long-term outcomes and results.

Read the full article at ryortho.com.

Additional coverage: Healio.com/news/orthopedics