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ACE Report #2847
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Both absorbable and nonabsorbable suture provided excellent repair of unstable shoulders


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Absorbable Versus Nonabsorbable Sutures for the Arthroscopic Treatment of Anterior Shoulder Instability in Athletes: A Prospective Randomized Study

Arthroscopy. 2008 Jun;24(6):697-703. Epub 2008 Feb 20

Contributing Authors: GC Monteiro B Ejnisman CV Andreoli AC Pochini M Cohen

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Synopsis

50 athletes were randomized to compare the functional results of arthroscopic treatment for anterior shoulder instability. Patients were treated with anchors loaded with either absorbable or non-absorbable sutures and were assessed at the minimum follow-up period of 24 months. Results revealed that functional outcomes were not influenced by the type of sutures used for the treatment of anterior sh...

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