Functional Outcome of Supraspinatus Tendon Tear Treated with Open Supraspinatus Tendon Repair with Suture Anchors

Introduction: The supraspinatus plays an important role in GH joint stability and is responsible for initiating abduction and rotation of the joint as well as compression at lower elevation angles. Tears of the rotator cuff ( Supraspinatus) of the shoulder are potentially painful and disabling conditions. The person with a Supraspinatus tear can have a sudden (acute/traumatic) or gradual (chronic) onset of shoulder pain with or without weakness. Treatments for Supraspinatus tears vary widely depending upon the severity of symptoms and signs.

 

Material and Methods:. A prospective study design was carried out from the month of April 2022 to December 2023, 20 patients were included in this study and  have been followed up till December 2023 and the functional outcome was measured based on constant- Murley shoulder outcome score.

 

Results:.  90% of the patients had excellent to good outcomes. Preoperative constant-murley score on an average was 56-70 points with a mean of 68 and postoperavtive constant- murley shoulder outcome score of 86-100 points with a mean of 98 showing excellent results. Suture anchor repairs restored supraspinatus mechanical properties after 8 postoperative weeks. All patients have resorted back to routine work after 4 months period.

 

Conclusion: Open Supraspinatus repair with Suture anchors procedure offers a good surgical method of management of Supraspinatus tendon tear and to restore the functional outcome. Anchor repair provided better initial tensile strength and early mobilization of patient.