VIDEO: Lower trapezius transfer for rotator cuff tears is successful in select patients
NEW YORK — At the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Surena Namdari, MD, from Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, discussed the short-term outcomes of lower trapezius transfer with Achilles allograft for posterosuperior irreparable rotator cuff tears. He said his institute changed indications for lower trapezius transfer with Achilles allograft. They no longer use it routinely for patients with less than 90° preoperative elevation. For the surgery to be successful, it requires highly motivated patients who can deal with the rehabilitation and long recovery.