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Management of Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear: Arthroscopy-Assisted Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer

  • Jiwu Chen
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Abstract

Latissimus dorsi tendon (LDT) transfer, first introduced into practice for the treatment of massive rotator cuff tear in 1988, is becoming increasingly popular recently. Both short- and long-term follow-up results are encouraging. Currently arthroscopy-assisted LDT transfer was introduced for its minimal invasive advantages. In this section, the aim and steps of arthroscopy-assisted LDT transfer is described.

Keywords

Massive Rotator cuff tear Arthroscopy Latissimus dorsi Tendon transfer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiwu Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sports Medicine, Huashan HospitalFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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