Joseph P. Burns, MD
This video from the renowned Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI), is one of several featured in Shoulder Arthroscopy, 3rd Edition published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Non-healing and re-tearing after repair of rotator cuff tears remains a significant problem. The published rate of re-tear is variable, ranging from 15-60% in most studies. The causes are multifactorial, with patient age, tear size and tear chronicity being the most important factors.
Over the last three decades, the technique of rotator cuff injury management has changed significantly. Allograft scaffolds have a history of success throughout the human body, and have revolutionized many areas of medicine. In the rotator cuff, biomechanical studies have shown that human dermal allograft augmentation provides improved biomechanical strength to primary repairs (Barber et al.). In addition, clinical research has further supported the use of human dermal allograft in vivo.
This presentation, featuring Joseph P. Burns, MD, demonstrates an option in the treatment of massive cuff re-tears. Pearls include appropriate releases, careful and systematic portal placement and suture management.
ALLOPATCH HD™ from CONMED, is derived from human allograft skin that is processed using proprietary procedures to preserve and maintain the natural biomechanical, biochemical and matrix properties of the collagen graft. The Allopatch HD is Dr. Burn’s graft of choice.
- Total Run Time: 19:30 minutes
- Catalog Number: 7076
- VJO Publication Date: January, 2014