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Dr Duong Nguyen MPC

MD, FRCSC, MSc(ClinEpi), DipABOS, DipSportsMed(ABOS), FAAOS, CIME, DipSportMed(CASEM), Adjunct Clinical Professor - McMaster University

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Sports Medicine Surgery
 
Minimally Invasive, Small Incisions Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

 

 


Information on rotator cuff injuries
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00064

Information on treatment options for rotator cuff tears
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00406

Frequently asked questions
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00378

Surgical animation of all inside arthroscopic, minimally invasive rotator cuff repair
http://content.understand.com/Players/Default/ExtraStep.aspx?PresentationID=b2e0040d-9c68-44c6-82b5-4fbee23a82af&Index=10&CustomerID=f0d53a46-95e9-4aee-aaaf-d14d836db183&LanguageID=6574fa28-0a40-49af-88c8-3ce366c8c580

Video animations of Sports Medicine surgical techniques
http://www.orthoillustrated.com/


Examples of minimally invasive arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

Patient positioning, drawing of normal landmarks and location of arthroscopic skin incisions
 
 
 
 
 
Arthroscopic view of subacromial (above rotator cuff tendon) spur
 
 

 
 
 
 
Example of a small rotator cuff tear

 
 
 
 
 
Example of a massive rotator cuff tear in a retired tennis player

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tendon release & mobilization
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healed arthroscopic skin incisions