Suture anchors provide soft-tissue fixation, often tendons and ligaments, to bone. The most common type of surgery in which suture anchors are used is in rotator cuff repairs, where the anchor is implanted into the humerus to create a point of fixation for the supraspinatus.[1–2] Pullout strength, or the force necessary to pull the anchor from the bone, has been previously used as a metric to compare suture anchor performance. In investigating suture anchor performance, it has been suggested that pullout strength is positively correlated to bone mineral density (BMD).[2]

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