Rony-Orijit Day Hazra, MD, Justin J. Ernat, MD, Dylan R. Rakowski, BS, Robert E. Boykin, MD, and Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc


Over the past 30 years, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR) has evolved to become the gold standard in treating rotator cuff pathology. As procedural concepts of ARCR continue to improve, it is also continually compared with the open rotator cuff repair as the historical standard of care. This review highlights the  evolution of ARCR, including a historical perspective; the anatomic, clinical, and surgical implications of the development of an arthroscopic approach; how arthroscopy improved some of the problems of the open approach; adaptations in techniques and technologies associated with ARCR; future perspectives in
orthobiologics as they pertain to ARCR; and lastly, the clinical improvements, or lack of improvements, with all of these adaptations.

You may read the complete study here: The The Evolution of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair