Non-acute rotator cuff tear: Repair augmented with reconstituted absorbable collagen scaffold (RACS)systematic review

Sruthi Priyavadhana, Munis Ashraf, Vishaal Sakthivelan, Prabhudev Prasad Purudappa, Varatharaj Mounasamy, Senthil Sambandam, Sruthi Priyavadhana, Munis Ashraf, Vishaal Sakthivelan, Prabhudev Prasad Purudappa, Varatharaj Mounasamy, Senthil Sambandam

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Abstract

Background: There have been studies indicating that the non acute rotator cuff repair can be augmented with reconstituted absorbable collagen scaffold (RACS) which results in better structural integrity and functional outcome. Hence, this review aims to systematically analyse the available evidence based on its methodological quality, technique and functional outcome. Methods: Systematic review was carried on PubMed for articles related to non acute rotator cuff repair reconstituted absorbable collagen scaffold. Also, Colemans method of scoring was used to assess the methodological quality of the studies. Results: Among the studies included, the minimum follow up duration was 12 months. All the studies reported statistically significant improved outcomes following repair with reconstituted absorbable collagen scaffold for partial thickness tears, full thickness tears and in massive tears. Conclusion: Repair reconstituted absorbable collagen scaffold seems to be a viable option to improve the structural integrity following non acute rotator cuff repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-140
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biological augmentation
  • Collagen scaffold outcome analysis
  • Rotator cuff repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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