Instructional course 306| Volume 19, ISSUE 10, SUPPLEMENT 1, 229-232, December 2003

Download started.


Rotator cuff repair with or without acromioplasty

      In 1972, Charles Neer
      • Neer C.S.
      Anterior acromioplasty for the chronic impingement syndrome in the shoulder.
      popularized recognition of acromial morphology and its role in rotator cuff disease. He describes both the role of the acromion, and led us away from radical acromionectomy and focused on the anterior-inferior acromion using deltoid-sparing techniques.
      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to Arthroscopy
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


        • Neer C.S.
        Anterior acromioplasty for the chronic impingement syndrome in the shoulder.
        J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1972; 54: 41-50
        • Poppen N.K.
        • Walker P.S.
        Normal and abnormal motion of the shoulder.
        J Bone Joint Surg [Am]. 1976; 58: 195-201
        • Doctor D.D.
        • Nottage W.M.
        The relationship of acromial morphology and coracoacromial ligament to arthroscopically proven tears of the rotator cuff”. 1995 (Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, San Francisco, CA, May 5)
        • Ellman H.
        Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and analysis with one-to-three-year results.
        Arthroscopy. 1987; 3: 173-181
        • Weulker N.
        • Roetman B.
        • Roessig S.
        Coracoacromial pressure recordings in a cadaver model.
        J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 1995; 4: 462-467
        • Gartsman G.M.
        Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for stage II impingement, the first one hundred consecutive cases.
        Orthop Trans. 1988; 12: 673
        • Goldberg B.A.
        • Lippitt S.B.
        • Matsen F.A.
        Improvement in comfort and function after cuff repair without acromioplasty.
        Clin Orthop. 2001; 390: 142-150
        • Budoff J.E.
        • Nirschl R.P.
        • Guidi E.
        Current concept review, debridement of partial-thickness tears of the rotator cuff without acromioplasty.
        J Bone Joint Surg [Am]. 1998; 80: 733-748
        • Lazarus M.D.
        • Hosen D.M.
        • Kirby C.L.
        Rotator cuff repair with and without anterior acromioplasty. 2000 (Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, FL, March 19)