Arthroscopic Transosseous Rotator Cuff Repair

This is the first monograph dedicated exclusively to transosseous technology and the first book supported by the Transosseous Academy.

The book covers all of the aspects from etiopathogenesis and classification to imaging, from the rationale of supporting the use of transosseous to an extensive comparison between various repair techniques.
An historical background is covered together with an updated description of the features of the most recent arthroscopic devices used to repair the cuff using a transosseous approach. In the second half of the book, surgical indications and suggested rehabilitation protocols are provided.

In the last part, economical aspects are addressed.

The authors are well recognized in the international shoulder arena and share their extensive clinical experience about transosseous. With a forward by Prof. Gigante and Dr. S. Snyder this is a must have guide for anyone wanting to know more about and adopt what is still considered the gold standard in rotator cuff repair (RCR).

Difference in vascular pattern between transosseous – equivalent and transosseous cuff repair

This study clarified that the sequential vascular pattern inside the repaired rotator cuff depends on the suture technique used. Bone tunnels through the footprint may contribute to biologic healing by increasing blood flow in the repaired rotator cuff.

A 3D finite element model for geometrical and mechanical comparison of different supraspinatus repair techniques

This paper presents a finite element model (FEM) capable of reproducing in an original way the repair effect.

This can represent a new frontier in predicting repair performance and in comparing different repair approaches.
Two key factors are also measured through the model: extension of the footprint contact area and stress peaks at the interface tendon suture. We know from literature, the extension of the footprint contact between tendon and bone is an indicator (more important in larger tears) of the repair performance in the long term. Another weak point to be investigated (but less known and considered) is the importance not only to extend the contact pressure area but also limit and control the stress at the interface to avoid undesired failures.