Subspecialty Theme of the Month, September 2011

Massive rotator cuff tears are a debilitating and difficult pathology to treat. Four distinct treatment options will be discussed in this September’s series of Subspecialty Theme of the Month articles, reprinted with permission from the Spring 2009 issue of COA Bulletin

The articles in this series focus on:

  • Nonoperative treatment of rotator cuff tears, by Dr. Peter B. MacDonald
  • Debridement and partial arthroscopic repair, by Dr. Richard M. Holtby
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty, by Dr. Ryan T. Bicknell
  • Tendon transfers, by Drs. Danny Goel and Darren Drosdowech

Date Released


September 5, 2011

Nonoperative Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears

September 12, 2011

Debridement and Arthroscopic Partial Repair of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

September 19, 2011

Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

September 26, 2011

The Role of Tendon Transfers in Massive Rotator Cuff Tears


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