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Footprint fixation for arthroscopic reconstruction in anterior shoulder instability: the Cassiopeia double-row technique

Journal Paper/Review - Feb 1, 2006

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Lafosse L, Baier G, Jost B. Footprint fixation for arthroscopic reconstruction in anterior shoulder instability: the Cassiopeia double-row technique. Arthroscopy 2006; 22:231.e1-231.e6.
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Arthroscopy 2006; 22
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Feb 1, 2006
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1526-3231
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231.e1-231.e6
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Footprint fixation with a double-row technique is a new concept for arthroscopic capsulolabral reconstruction in anterior shoulder instability. The described double-row fixation technique with 2 suture anchors on the glenoid neck and 3 on the glenoid rim allows healing of the capsulolabral complex to a broader bony surface and not only to the thin glenoid rim as achieved with current techniques. Because the anchor insertion W-shaped form resembles the star constellation of Cassiopeia, this technique is called the Cassiopeia double-row technique. The restoration of the original capsulolabral footprint with the Cassiopeia double-row technique by a stronger fixation should decrease recurrence rates of instability after arthroscopic stabilization but we need longer follow-up and larger numbers of patients to confirm.