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Arthroscopic subacromial decompression with an intact rotator cuff

Authors
Journal
Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics
1048-6666
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s1048-6666(98)80014-1
Keywords
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Acromioplasty

Abstract

Abstract Arthroscopic subacromial decompression is an effective treatment for rotator cuff tendinosis and impingementsyndrome refractory to nonoperative measures. Often, a concomitant posterior capsular release is required, as posterior capsular contracture is a near universal finding in this patient population. The procedure itself is usually easily performed, although there are some technical pearls and pitfalls. Recovery is rapid and most patients can return to their usual work or sport by 3 to 6 months postoperative.

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