Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Double Row

Chapter 22

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Double Row

Andreas B. Imhoff, and Sven Reuter


Rotator cuff tears are common causes of shoulder complaints. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is an established treatment modality for rotator cuff tears with successful clinical outcomes. Improved repair techniques have been developed to maintain the integrity between the footprint and the tendon. Arthroscopic double-row and suture bridge repair improves the contact area between tendon and footprint and supports the healing at the repaired rotator cuff insertion.


Two rows of anchors are placed in the humeral head. The medial row is located lateral to the articular surface of the humeral head; a second row is placed more laterally. The cuff tendon is then reattached to the footprint using knot-tying (“suture bridge”) or knotless-anchor fixation.

Patient History

Patient Examination


Treatment Options



Surgical Anatomy

Surgical Indications

Surgical Technique Setup



Surgical Exposure/Portals

Mar 28, 2020 | Posted by in ORTHOPEDIC | Comments Off on Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Double Row

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