Superior Capsular Reconstruction (SCR)

Surgical Technique

Irreparable rotator cuff tears have long been a challenge for orthopedic surgeons and historically have had limited surgical techniques with good clinical outcomes. These types of tears can often result in superior humeral head migration along with pain and limited range of motion for the patient. Superior Capsular Reconstruction can be used to address these tears in which there is not sufficient rotator cuff to repair.
This procedure involves use of a graft secured to the glenoid and greater tuberosity to reconstruct the superior capsule, restoring joint function and superior glenohumeral stability. Studies have shown that repairing the superior capsule can significantly improve acromiohumeral distance and ASES scores.1


NEW! Y-Knot® PRO

The Y-Knot® PRO combines our Y-Knot® anchor with a new cleatless suture release technology.

  • Eliminates the need for uncleating sutures after implanting the anchor by providing a more efficient delivery system.
  • Available on all Y-Knot® RC and Y-Knot® Flex anchors.

Allopatch HD®

  • Minimally processed
  • Minimal prep time

Y-Knot® Flex All-Suture Anchor

  • Soft: All-suture anchors
  • Small: Minimal footprint
  • Secure: 360-degree FormFit™ Fixation
  • Available with:
    • 1.3 mm wide flat, tie-able Ribbon
    • 2.0 mm wide Hi-Fi® Tape
    • #2 Hi-Fi® Suture 

Y-Knot® RC All-Suture Anchor

  • Soft: All-suture anchors
  • Simple: Self-punching
  • Secure: 360° FormFit™ Fixation
  • Available with:
    • 1.3 mm wide flat, tie-able Ribbon
    • 2.0 mm wide Hi-Fi® Tape
    • #2 Hi-Fi® Suture 


CrossFT™and GENESYS CrossFT™ Suture Anchor
  • CrossFT (PEEK) and GENESYS CrossFT (biocomposite) offer dual-thread pattern for cortical and cancellous bone fixation

PopLok® Knotless Suture Anchors – 3.5/4.5mm

  • Ability to tension suture after the anchor is seated
  • Wings are deployed subcortically to provide secure fixation


1Mihata, T et al. Clinical Results of Arthroscopic Superior Capsule Reconstruction for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears. Arthroscopy 2013;29:459-470.


2Compared to leading competitor. Data on file: TR16-787, Tr16-787-1.



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What our customers have to say.“For all large, recurrent or irreparable rotator cuff tears that require grafting, I use MTF grafts.”

- Joseph Burns, MD
Paid CONMED consultant

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