Suture anchors in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

George MS, Kuhn JE. “Suture anchors in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair”, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 2004; 12(4):210-214


The use of suture anchors in shoulder surgery has facilitated the rapid advancement of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair techniques. Innumerable anchor types have been developed which allow stronger, rapid, more effective arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs. Abundant research has been performed to maximize the efficacy of suture anchors in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. This article reviews the literature regarding implant designs, technical considerations, clinical results, and complications of suture anchors in the arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff tears.