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Source: Arthroscopy Journal

Bacterial contamination, as a result of suture contamination, may be associated with rotator cuff retear, or impaired tendon healing, following rotator cuff repair. This represents a potential new area of focus and intervention. Despite an array of rotator cuff repair techniques, from varying suture configurations and double row repairs to biologic adjuncts and patches, a substantial proportion of repairs do not heal or go on to retear.

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