© 2018 Prof. PK Surendran Memorial Education Foundation Purpose: Our aim was to identify predictors of construct selection and recent trends for arthroscopic knotless rotator cuff repair (RCR). Methods: A manual review of 1617 operative reports was performed. Results: A medium-sized tear had a threefold increase in odds of single row (SR) knotless repair (OR, 6.91; p = 0.009) versus SR knotted (OR, 3.05; p = 0.003). Generalist orthopaedic surgeons were 79% less likely to perform SR knotless repairs versus sports medicine trained specialists (p < 0.001). Conclusion: There was a significant increase from 2009 to 2016 in SR knotless and double row medial row knotless constructs contrasting the declining use of the SR knotted technique.
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