Large and massive rotator cuff tears often pose challenges when trying to repair the injury, and can sometimes be irreparable. Superior capsular reconstruction was recently introduced as an effective procedure for maintaining the static stability of the shoulder joint in order to prevent the progression to cuff tear arthropathy. We described the technique of superior capsular reconstruction using local long head of biceps tendon as an alternative to tensor fascia lata or dermal allograft.
superior capsular reconstruction, long head of biceps tendon, irreparable rotator cuff tear
Received: May 12, 2020
Revision received: May 29, 2020
Accepted after revision: August 31, 2020
BKK Med J 2020;16(2): 213-218.