Although healing rates and outcomes of arthroscopic single-row rotator cuff repairs have been compared with double-row repairs, none have utilized triple-loaded anchors.
To compare healing and function after single-row repairs with triple-loaded anchors versus double-row repairs with a suture-bridge technique.
Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3.
A single surgeon performed arthroscopic rotator cuff repair on 47 consecutive patients with an easily reducible full-thickness rotator cuff tear of medium size (1-3 cm). A retrospective cohort study was performed in which the first 25 patients underwent repair with a double-row suture-bridge (DRSB) technique.