Yesterday we performed a 'smooth and move' procedure, finding no supraspinatus, but a good subscapularis and infraspinatus.
We removed a 'ton' of suture and suture anchors that were not in contact with cuff tendon and loose in the joint.
One day after surgery she is actively raising her arm with more range of motion and comfort than before surgery. We doubt that attempting a 'superior capsular reconstruction', 'marginal convergence', or a 'patch graft' would have given her the same rapid recovery and prompt return to golf (her passion).
Degenerative cuff tears in older individuals remind us of Robert Frosts poem, Mending Wall.
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