SURGICAL PEARLS: Which Patients Benefit from Superior Capsular Reconstruction?

    Superior capsular reconstruction (SCR) has been proposed as an option for treating massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears, and it has performed well in restoring some function and relieving pain.

    But SCR is not appropriate for every patient with a massive, irreparable rotator cuff tear. In a presentation from last year’s 8th Annual Shoulder Course, Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS, MD, from UConn Musculoskeletal Institute in Farmington, Connecticut, reviews the indications for SCR and demonstrates the technique in a video vignette.

    Click here to watch Dr. Mazzocca’s presonation.

    For more on managing massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears, as well as other shoulder pathology, register for the virtual CME series, ICJR Insights: Advanced Concepts® in Shoulder Surgery. Weekly sessions started on October 14 and will continue through November 4. Click here to register.

    Disclosures: Dr. Mazzocca has disclosed that he is a consultant for and receives research and educational support from Arthrex.