Superior Capsular Reconstruction (SCR)

Surgical Technique


Irreparable rotator cuff tears have long been a challenge for orthopedic surgeons and historically have had limited surgical techniques with good clinical outcomes. These types of tears can often result in superior humeral head migration along with pain and limited range of motion for the patient. Superior Capsular Reconstruction can be used to address these tears in which there is not sufficient rotator cuff to repair.
 
This procedure involves use of a graft secured to the glenoid and greater tuberosity to reconstruct the superior capsule, restoring joint function and superior glenohumeral stability. Studies have shown that repairing the superior capsule can significantly improve acromiohumeral distance and ASES scores.1

 

Videos – Surgical Techniques

Product

Allopatch HD®

  • Minimally processed
  • Minimal prep time


Y-Knot RC with Tape All-Suture Anchor

  • 2.8mm footprint provides placement and fixation advantages when bone real estate is limited
  • Simple, self-punching technique
  • 69% less abrasive than the leading competitor when measuring tendon tear-through2


Y-Knot RC All-Suture Anchor

  • 2.8mm footprint provides placement and fixation advantages when bone real estate is limited
  • Simple, self-punching technique
  • Secure 360-degree FormFit™ Fixation


CrossFT™ Knotless Suture Anchor

  • Controlled tension designed to optimize tendon compression
  • Strong dual-thread pattern for cortical and cancellous bone fixation
  • Bone marrow vent channel designed to provide healing properties of bone marrow


Y-Knot® Flex All-Suture Anchors

  • Soft: All-suture anchors
  • Small: Minimal footprint
  • Secure: 360-degree FormFit™ Fixation
 
CrossFT™and GENESYS CrossFT™ Suture Anchor

  • CrossFT (PEEK) and GENESYS CrossFT (biocomposite) offer dual-thread pattern for cortical and cancellous bone fixation
  • Bone marrow vent channel designed to provide healing properties of bone marrow


PopLok® Knotless Suture Anchors – 3.5/4.5mm

  • Ability to tension suture after the anchor is seated
  • Wings are deployed subcortically to provide secure fixation

 
  

 

 

1Mihata, T et al. Clinical Results of Arthroscopic Superior Capsule Reconstruction for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears. Arthroscopy 2013;29:459-470.

 

2Compared to leading competitor; TR16-787-1 

 

 
 


 

 

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What our customers have to say.“For all large, recurrent or irreparable rotator cuff tears that require grafting, I use MTF grafts.”

- Joseph Burns, MD
Paid CONMED consultant

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