Reconstruction of posterior glenoid deficiency using distal tibial osteoarticular allograft
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- Millett, P.J., Schoenahl, J., Register, B. et al. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2013) 21: 445. doi:10.1007/s00167-012-2254-5
Posterior shoulder instability with glenoid deficiency is a rare entity and its surgical treatment is challenging. Reconstructive techniques have focused on extra-articular structural bone transfer that obstructs humeral translation and thereby prevents glenohumeral dislocation. However, long-term results are not as promising. In this report, the authors describe a technique for anatomic posterior glenoid reconstruction using an osteoarticular distal tibia allograft in two patients including their outcomes after 2 years.
Level of evidence IV.