Deltoid detachment is one of the complications in open rotator cuff repair. Although it is often described, the actual prevalence, time at which it occurs and the predisposing causes are still unknown. We prospectively studied 112 patients with massive rotator cuff tears with a mean age of 67. The surgical approach was performed with a lateral para-acromial incision. Clinical assessment was performed with Constant's method. Of the 112 patients, 9 (8%) had deltoid detachment. It occurred about 3 months after surgery. Of the nine patients, two underwent revision surgery for the deltoid trans-bone reattachment. At the follow-up, the patients with deltoid detachment had a mean increase of only 5.5 points in the Constant score compared to that of 16.9 obtained by the control group. Deltoid reattachment, performed on the two patients, provided a mean increase of 7 points only with respect to the post-operative control at the 4th month. Considering the unsatisfactory functional result consequent to deltoid detachment and the slight improvement obtained with the reattachment, we recommend the following: use suture thread thicker than #2, do not use a simple stitch and avoid extending acromioplasty to the lateral margin of the acromion. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.

Deltoid detachment consequent to open surgical repair of massive rotator cuff tears / Gumina, Stefano; G. D., Giorgio; Perugia, Dario; Postacchini, Franco. - In: INTERNATIONAL ORTHOPAEDICS. - ISSN 0341-2695. - STAMPA. - 32:1(2008), pp. 81-84. [10.1007/s00264-006-0285-6]

Deltoid detachment consequent to open surgical repair of massive rotator cuff tears

GUMINA, STEFANO;PERUGIA, DARIO;POSTACCHINI, Franco
2008

Abstract

Deltoid detachment is one of the complications in open rotator cuff repair. Although it is often described, the actual prevalence, time at which it occurs and the predisposing causes are still unknown. We prospectively studied 112 patients with massive rotator cuff tears with a mean age of 67. The surgical approach was performed with a lateral para-acromial incision. Clinical assessment was performed with Constant's method. Of the 112 patients, 9 (8%) had deltoid detachment. It occurred about 3 months after surgery. Of the nine patients, two underwent revision surgery for the deltoid trans-bone reattachment. At the follow-up, the patients with deltoid detachment had a mean increase of only 5.5 points in the Constant score compared to that of 16.9 obtained by the control group. Deltoid reattachment, performed on the two patients, provided a mean increase of 7 points only with respect to the post-operative control at the 4th month. Considering the unsatisfactory functional result consequent to deltoid detachment and the slight improvement obtained with the reattachment, we recommend the following: use suture thread thicker than #2, do not use a simple stitch and avoid extending acromioplasty to the lateral margin of the acromion. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.
2008
postoperative complications; rotator cuff
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Deltoid detachment consequent to open surgical repair of massive rotator cuff tears / Gumina, Stefano; G. D., Giorgio; Perugia, Dario; Postacchini, Franco. - In: INTERNATIONAL ORTHOPAEDICS. - ISSN 0341-2695. - STAMPA. - 32:1(2008), pp. 81-84. [10.1007/s00264-006-0285-6]
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