Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc, (Vail, CO) describes his experience using the Knotless 1.8 FiberTak® suture anchor for instability procedures. Dr. Millett also shares biomechanical testing and clinical results with the Knotless 1.8 FiberTak suture anchor.
Tensionable Knotless Bankart Repair Using the Knotless 1.8 mm FiberTak® Implant System
Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc, (Vail, CO) performs a cadaveric demonstration of a knotless Bankart repair with the Knotless 1.8 mm FiberTak® suture anchors. Dr. Millett demonstrates how to use the unique adjustability of this knotless suture anchor to achieve an anatomically tensioned soft tissue glenohumeral repair.
Posterior Labral Repair Using Short 2.9 mm PushLock® and LabralTape™
Peter Millett, MD, (Vail, CO) performs a live surgery using knotless 2.9 mm BioComposite™ PushLock® suture anchors with LabralTape™ to complete a low profile posterior labral repair. He discusses the benefits of knotless fixation in minimizing the postoperative trauma that can be caused by prominent knot stacks. He also highlights the use of LabralTape for increased tissue holding capability over standard sutures.
SpeedBridge™ Rotator Cuff Repair Using the SpeedBridge™ Implant System
Peter Millett, MD, (Vail, CO) performs a live surgery using knotless BioComposite™ SwiveLock® suture anchors with FiberTape® to complete a quick and secure double-row rotator cuff repair that restores the rotator cuff footprint and maximizes contact between the tendon and bone. Dr. Millett prefers a totally knotless construct to help evenly spread the load across the entire construct. He also highlights use of the SutureLasso™ for retrograde suture passage and uses a PowerPick™ to prepare a bleeding bone bed in the rotator cuff footprint.
Dr. Peter Millett is an orthopaedic surgeon and partner at the Steadman Clinic, and is consistently selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” In this course, he covers anatomy, evaluation, and rehabilitation of common rotator cuff disorders. He will take you through the characteristics of various types of rotator cuff tears and other pathologies, outline keys to success and identify the different prognostic factors that contribute to good outcomes with rotator cuff patients. You will learn how to evaluate and examine a patient with a possible rotator cuff pathology, and the different repair techniques will be examined from an evidence-based perspective. Dr. Millett concludes with a presentation of the three-phase approach to the rehabilitation of rotator cuff patients.