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Fig. 4 | Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics

Fig. 4

From: Treatment of irreparable rotator cuff tears with superior capsular reconstruction

Fig. 4

The biomechanics of superior capsular reconstruction. Diagram demonstrating the various effects of superior capsular reconstruction on shoulder biomechanics reported in the literature. The effects of graft thickness on subacromial contact pressure was assessed. Biomechanical cadaveric research has compared fascia lata allografts with human dermal allografts in superior capsular reconstruction. Subacromial contact pressure and superior translation were investigated in various arm positions. The effects of superior capsular reconstruction with and without acromioplasty on shoulder biomechanics was compared. The biomechanical role of side-to-side suturing of the graft during superior capsular reconstruction to the residual rotator cuff tendon was evaluated

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