A case of dorsal glenoid fracture treated with arthroscopically assisted screw fixation

  • Thomas L. SchneiderEmail author
  • Rüdiger Schmidt-Wiethoff
  • Wolf Drescher
  • B. Fink
  • Hans J. Appell
Case Report


Fractures of the glenohumeral joint are somewhat difficult to treat in an adequate manner. Before an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is performed, arthroscopy may help to decide if and what kind of surgery should be chosen. A case (woman, 62 years) is described where arthroscopy helped to perform minimally invasive surgery with screw fixation in a glenoid fracture.


Glenoid fracture Arthroscopy Minimally invasive therapy 


Les fractures articulaires gléno-humérales sont difficiles à traiter. Avant de réaliser une réduction puis une fixation à ciel ouvert, l'arthroscopie peut orienter le choix et l'opportunité d'un éventuel geste chirurgical. Citons, à titre d'exemple, le cas d'une patiente âgée de 62 ans, présentant une fracture glénoïdale, qui a bénéficié avec succès d'une arthroscopie, permettant dans un second temps, une réduction et une fixation moins invasives, par vissage simple.


Fracture articulaire gléno-humérale Arthroscopie Chirurgie moins invasive 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas L. Schneider
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rüdiger Schmidt-Wiethoff
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wolf Drescher
    • 3
  • B. Fink
    • 3
  • Hans J. Appell
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinic for Orthopedics and Sport TraumatologyDreifaltigkeitskrankenhausCologneGermany
  2. 2.Department of Sport OrthopedicsGerman Sport University CologneGermany
  3. 3.Department of OrthopedicsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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