Bone Response to Suture Anchors

Haseem Raja, Waqar Bhatti, Lennard Funk, 2017


  • Suture anchors are routinely used for shoulder labral reconstruction procedures.
  • There is paucity of literature on how the response of bone to suture anchor should be measured following labral reconstruction.
  • We developed a system, based on the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which grades bone signal changes around suture anchors using a five-point scale.
  • This was validated in 2017. See presentation Slideshare below: Suture anchor Bone Response Validation Study 
  • The system is described in the Table and Training Document below


Bone Response to Suture Anchor Classification Training Document 


Suture anchor Bone Response Validation Study

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