Higher return-to-play rates seen with knotless vs traditional anchors for SLAP type II repair

SAN DIEGO — Research that compared knotless anchors with traditional anchors used in superior labrum anterior and posterior type IIb repair demonstrated that patients who had knotless anchors had a lower rate of revision surgeries, had higher return-to-play rates and better American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic scores. However, outcomes did not reach statistical significance.
James P. Bradley, MD, presented results at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Bradley and colleagues evaluated 74 patients who underwent
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