Tendon transfer for irreparable cuff tear

  • Philippe Valenti

Part of the Collection GECO book series (GECO, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. G. Herzberg, O. Schoierer, E. Berthonnaud, J. Dimnet, J.—P. Urien
    Pages 1-14
  3. J. Garret, J. Kany, C. Lévigne, H. A. Kumar, S. Grosclaude
    Pages 15-23
  4. D. Katz, H. Thomazeau, J. E. Gedouin, M. Colmar
    Pages 65-76
  5. Ph. Valenti, J. Kany, S. Ferriere, A. Kilinc, L. Thomsen
    Pages 95-110

About this book


Treatment of symptomatic irreparable cuff tear is rare, but represents a difficult challenge for the surgeon. Tendon transfer from periscapular muscles group is a therapeutic option. Many tendon transfers are reported as latissimus dorsi, teres major, split of anterior deltoid and pectoralis major. The goal of this book is to remind the biomechanical and anatomical basis of these tendon transfers and to report tips and tricks and results of these techniques. A treatment algorithm is proposed in patients who have both pain and weakness or have loss of active forward elevation or external rotation. Moreover, tendon transfer can be combined with reverse shoulder prosthesis in patients with an unstable gleno humeral arthritis.

Authors and affiliations

  • Philippe Valenti
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Surgery — Shoulder, elbow and handInstitut de la MainParisFrance

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