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Old 06-12-2020, 10:17 AM
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Based on the written surgery report my doc gave, this is the system he used for my RC repair. I find it interesting. Maybe others will also.

Animated Video:

Arthrex - FiberTak® DR Anchor Bridge Technique

More detailed animation (for doctors):

Arthrex - FiberTak® DR Anchor Bridge Technique

Actual video (on cadaver):

Arthrex - FiberTak™ DR Bridge Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair


Old 06-12-2020, 10:30 AM
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Looks similar to the pic of my December surgery. My first thought was it looked like a drywall anchor when I saw mine.
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I had an open bankhart repair in 2003. Very rare to have them done open these days. Watch if you dare:

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LOL!!! Dr. Tokish "smoked" that joint!
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Originally Posted by Fish Haid View Post
LOL!!! Dr. Tokish "smoked" that joint!
I like the part where he pops the shoulder out with the retractor lol.

I actually woke up during the surgery when they were hammering the anchors in. Good times.
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Originally Posted by HookMeUpII View Post
I had an open bankhart repair in 2003. Very rare to have them done open these days. Watch if you dare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrXsXM1ObRE

That looks to be setting up real pain post surgery. I just can't imagine this going right all the time.

Hard to watch
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
That looks to be setting up real pain post surgery. I just can't imagine this going right all the time.

Hard to watch
Worst pain of my life. I was young at the time. 20-21 years old. I was incoherent on pain meds for 2 weeks. The pain was so bad I was vomiting. They said if the highest level of Rx available pain meds didn't work, they would admit me for a couple days to give me a dilaudid drip.

The 6 months of PT to follow was hell.

I had this repair done in 2016 and it was easy peasy.


I've had quite a few issues lol.
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I've had mine now on both shoulders for several years and I have full motion again. It was a lot of rehab and pain at the beginning, but I found in the long run that it was worth it. The surgeon just told me to stay light on the weights from now on when I went to the gym. My injuries were from just the type of work I use to do (residential construction) and hitting the gym to hard. But now I can fish again. Retirement is around the corner for me and I'm glad I made the decision to have it done.
I'm having my 2nd shoulder done in 9 days; first was just about five years ago to the day. Not looking forward to it but glad to read your experience and hope to have a similar outcome.
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Originally Posted by stokes_landing View Post
I'm having my 2nd shoulder done in 9 days; first was just about five years ago to the day. Not looking forward to it but glad to read your experience and hope to have a similar outcome.
Looks like today is the day! Good luck. Just had mine Friday, full tear, 3 screws. Thank goodness for the nerve block ball. Just took off the bandages, I have 4 holes instead of the usual 3. Guess I’ll find out the details in two weeks. Not my first rodeo, same doc did my right shoulder 3 years ago. It’s as good as new, but took 9 months or so to fully heal. Rotator cuff repair sucks.
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Well, my RC surgery was 19 days ago. How time flies! I really didn't have any significant pain after the 2nd day (surgery = day 0). Of course it hurts if I move wrong. I finally got to where I can sleep OK in the last few days. To me, that was the worst part. I had foot surgery (bone spur) on Firday,a nd I have to say that pain was noticeably worse than the RC surgery. It hurt like hell Friday and Saturday - even with pain med. Today, it feels fine, even with zero meds (not even tylenol).

Going for first physical therapy appointment on my shoulder today. Looking forward to the great massage my PT is going to give my shoulder. Can't wait! She is a hottie too!
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Funny how everyone reacts differently, had an open Bankhart lesion repair done in Feb. Took pain meds one day and was sleeping in my bed the second night. Was expecting horrible pain based on what I had heard, got lucky I guess.

I did have a reinjury which shutdown my rehab for a couple months. Lost a ton of mobility but slowly getting it back thru PT.

Rotators are supposed to be the worst shoulder surgery.
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Just had my 6 month follow up. Cleared to go back to golfing and anything else I can tolerate. Still some limited range of motion for internal and external rotations and need to work on strengthening now. Pain from shoulder runs all the way to my wrist at times, but I expect that to ease in the next few months. In the end I think it has been worth it but the pain and physical limitations from this far exceeded three knee surgeries and the prostatectomy.

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