Rotator Cuff Repair Using a Needle Arthroscope Through a Dual-Lumen Flexible Cannula

Chad Lavender, Shane Taylor, Micah Macaskill, Richard Peluso, Timothy Hewett, John Jasko

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The advent of arthroscopy in shoulder surgery has allowed for the development of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of shoulder pathology. Further developments in needle arthroscopy have continued this trend toward less invasive shoulder surgery, allowing for decreased pain using smaller portals and decreased fluid irrigation through the shoulder joint during surgery. This technique describes a minimally invasive rotator cuff repair using a dual-lumen cannula that provides both direct visualization and direct instrument access to the pathology. This new cannula has the potential to further refine and to simplify needle arthroscopic techniques about the shoulder. With judicious patient selection, needle arthroscopy is a viable option for the treatment of common shoulder pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e2119-e2123
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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