How to Perform a Rotator Cuff Repair: Single- vs. Double-Row Fixation

How to Perform a Rotator Cuff RepairWith arthroscopic repair accepted as a viable option for surgical treatment of a torn rotator cuff, orthopaedic surgeons are now hotly debating the best fixation technique:

  • Single-row fixation
  • Single-row fixation with triple-loaded anchors
  • Double-row fixation
  • Transosseous equivalent (double-row fixation with a suture bridge)

As the debate continues and these techniques evolve, orthopaedic professionals who would like to stay up to date and expand their knowledge of rotator cuff repair and related topics can benefit from attending a conference organized by the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE).

FORE is a continuing education provider dedicated exclusively to serving orthoapedic healthcare professionals, and we offer a variety of conferences throughout the year. Below are descriptions of 2 FORE conferences that will address current evidence-based recommendations for performing rotator cuff repair:

Tampa Shoulder Course

This 3-day conference held annually in Tampa, Florida, provides an invaluable educational opportunity for orthopaedic surgeons who dedicate a large percentage of their time to managing shoulder and elbow conditions such as rotator cuff tears. The course covers conservative treatments, arthroplasty, arthroscopic procedures, and fracture management through a variety of formats, including:

  • Presentations
  • Panel discussions
  • Group debates
  • Question-and-answer sessions
  • Live cadaveric demonstrations
  • Hands-on bioskills labs

The main conference sessions will be held in downtown Tampa, while the live cadaveric demonstrations and hands-on bioskills labs will take place at FORE’s nearby FIVE Labs facility. This state-of-the-art venue features more than 3,600 square feet of lab space with up to 30 fully equipped surgical stations, providing an excellent learning environment for participants to gain firsthand experience with new techniques and technologies.

FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery

Hearing didactic presentations from experts in orthopaedic surgery is a great way to learn evidence-based concepts for surgical procedures. It’s even better if the lectures are complemented by live surgery demonstrations that reinforce these concepts through step-by-step explanations from expert surgeons who share their tips, tricks, and techniques for completing a procedure in an effective manner.

That’s the idea behind the FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery, organized in joint providership with the Arthroscopy Association of North America. At this 3-day conference held annually in Chicago, attendees can watch more than 10 live broadcasts of shoulder, knee, and hip surgeries, including real-time demonstrations of both single- and double-row rotator cuff repair. Other procedures will include:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
  • Superior capsular reconstruction
  • ACL reconstruction with augmentation
  • MPFL reconstruction
  • Hip arthroscopy for FAI

Why Attend a FORE Conference

FORE is an established provider of CME for orthopaedic healthcare professionals:

  • We focus exclusively on orthopaedics, which helps inform our selection of conference faculty and content and enables us to plan conferences that attendees find useful and engaging.
  • We rebuild our courses from the ground up on an annual basis to ensure they include the most timely and relevant information available and continue to provide value for practitioners who have attended in previous years.
  • We encourage participant interaction through hands-on workshops, question-and-answer sessions, and other interactive elements that facilitate a deeper understanding of the material being presented.

To secure your place at the Tampa Shoulder Course or FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery conference — or any other course FORE currently has scheduled — please contact our team by phone at (813) 877-8096 or by email at We will provide additional information about course agendas or meeting accommodations.