Mr. Matt Ravenscroft, MBBS, FRCS (Stockport, United Kingdom), discusses a new innovative technique, bursal acromial reconstruction (BAR), for irreparable rotator cuff tears. He uses the BAR technique to simply attach ArthroFLEX®* dermal allograft to the underside of the acromion, reconstructing the subacromial bursal tissue for pain relief in elderly patients. Mr. Ravenscroft discusses his early BAR results and outcomes and also his experience with patient dissatisfaction when using the InSpace™† balloon. He concludes with his modified irreparable RCR technique decision matrix using BAR, SCR, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.
*ArthroFLEX is a registered trademark of LifeNet Health.
† InSpace is a trademark of OrthoSpace