mini-open repair

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mini-open repair

Surgery made through a small incision, typically one that is shorter than 3 cm in length. When the surgery enters a joint space, it is often assisted by arthroscopy, e.g. in repairs of the carpal tunnel, the rotator cuff, or the spine.

Patient care

Compared with open surgical techniques, mini-open techniques often heal more quickly and with less disability and pain.

See also: repair
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No differences in reported functional outcomes were found in studies comparing open and mini-open repairs, mini-open and arthroscopic repairs, arthroscopic repairs with or without acromioplasty, and single- or double-row fixation.