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Arthroscopic bursal acromial reconstruction for subacromial impingement syndrome due to failed acromioplasty: a case report
Arthrosc Orthop Sports Med 2022;9:21-24
Published online May 1, 2022;
© 2022 Korean Arthroscopy Society and Korean Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Joong-Bae Seo1, Kwon-Young Kwak1, Jae-Sung Yoo2

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Asan Chungmu Hospital, Asan, Korea
Correspondence to: Jae-Sung Yoo,
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Asan Chungmu Hospital, 381, Munhwa-ro, Asan 31528, Korea. Tel: +82-41-563-6666, Fax: +82-41-536-6567, E-mail:
Received March 8, 2022; Revised April 7, 2022; Accepted April 15, 2022.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Rotator cuff repair is one of the most commonly performed shoulder surgeries and is often performed simultaneously with arthroscopic acromioplasty. However, pain may persist even after surgery, and among the causes is the failure of acromioplasty. This can lead to impingement syndrome, which is likely to result in rotator cuff retear. Here, we describe a case in which failed acromioplasty was treated through arthroscopic bursal acromial reconstruction.
Keywords : Rotator cuff tear; Reconstrcution; Acromion
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