PURPOSE: To investigate whether there are any differences in clinical outcomes and complications between absorbable and nonabsorbable suture anchors in the treatment of shoulder instability. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive search of Medline, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), Embase, and the Cochrane Central Registry of Controlled Trials, from inception of the databases, using various combinations of keywords. Only studies focusing on clinical outcomes of patients who underwent arthroscopic shoulder stabilization with suture anchors were selected. Two authors (R.P. and L.D.B.) then evaluated the methodologic quality of each article using the Coleman Methodology Score. RESULTS: Ten articles were included. Four were prospective randomized studies, 2 were prospective cohort studies, and 4 were case series. The mean modified Coleman Methodology Score was 76.2. CONCLUSIONS: Given the overall good results reported after arthroscopic stabilization of the shoulder using different suture anchors, it is not possible to draw a definite and solid suggestion on which class of device is better advised for routine use. Thus the decision to use one of the anchor systems available may mostly depend on its cost-effectiveness, which should be the focus of future comprehensive research. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level IV, systematic review of Level I to IV studies.

The arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability: bioabsorbable and standard metallic anchors produce equivalent clinical results.

MAFFULLI, Nicola
2014

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PURPOSE: To investigate whether there are any differences in clinical outcomes and complications between absorbable and nonabsorbable suture anchors in the treatment of shoulder instability. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive search of Medline, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), Embase, and the Cochrane Central Registry of Controlled Trials, from inception of the databases, using various combinations of keywords. Only studies focusing on clinical outcomes of patients who underwent arthroscopic shoulder stabilization with suture anchors were selected. Two authors (R.P. and L.D.B.) then evaluated the methodologic quality of each article using the Coleman Methodology Score. RESULTS: Ten articles were included. Four were prospective randomized studies, 2 were prospective cohort studies, and 4 were case series. The mean modified Coleman Methodology Score was 76.2. CONCLUSIONS: Given the overall good results reported after arthroscopic stabilization of the shoulder using different suture anchors, it is not possible to draw a definite and solid suggestion on which class of device is better advised for routine use. Thus the decision to use one of the anchor systems available may mostly depend on its cost-effectiveness, which should be the focus of future comprehensive research. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level IV, systematic review of Level I to IV studies.
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