Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 445–449

Reconstruction of posterior glenoid deficiency using distal tibial osteoarticular allograft

  • Peter J. Millett
  • Jean-Yves Schoenahl
  • Bradley Register
  • Trevor R. Gaskill
  • Derek. F. P. van Deurzen
  • Frank Martetschläger


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.


Glenoid bone loss Posterior shoulder instability Bone deficiency Allograft Distal tibia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Millett
    • 1
  • Jean-Yves Schoenahl
    • 1
  • Bradley Register
    • 2
  • Trevor R. Gaskill
    • 3
  • Derek. F. P. van Deurzen
    • 4
  • Frank Martetschläger
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.The Steadman ClinicSteadman Philippon Research InstituteVailUSA
  2. 2.Athens Orthopedic ClinicAthensUSA
  3. 3.Bone and Joints Sports Medicine InstituteNaval Medical Center PortsmouthPortsmouthUSA
  4. 4.Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG)AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, University Hospital Rechts der IsarMunich Technical UniversityMunichGermany

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