In the shoulder, the GraftJacket is used to span the cuff tear in younger, more active patients who have irreparable rotator cuff tears. Ideally, patients are motivated, intelligent, and younger and have disabling pain but an intact biceps tendon and well-maintained active motion with a functioning subscapularis muscle. The biceps tendon is used as an anterior anchor point for the graft.
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- Bond JL, Dopirak RM, Higgins J, Burns J, Snyder SJ. Arthroscopic replacement of massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears using a GraftJacket allograft: technique and preliminary results. Arthroscopy. 2008 Apr;24(4):403-409.e1.
- Wong I, Burns J, Snyder S. Arthroscopic GraftJacket repair of rotator cuff tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Mar;19(2 Suppl):104-9.