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Influence of sutures configuration on the strength of tendon-patch joints for rotator cuff tears treatment

  • Autori: Ingrassia, Tommaso; Lombardo, Benedetto; Nigrelli, Vincenzo; Ricotta, Vito; Nalbone, Lorenzo; D'Arienzo, Antonio; D'Arienzo, Michele; Porcellini, Giuseppe
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2019
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Massive rotator cuff tears are common in the aging population. The incidence of failed rotator cuff repairs is still quite high, especially in the treatment of full-thickness tears or revision repairs. In this context, natural and synthetic meshes can be used as augmentation scaffolds or as devices to close the gap between a retracted tendon and the bone. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the ultimate tensile strength of different tendon-patch joints in order to consider their use in the treatment of massive cuff tears.