Portal Placement and Related Anatomy

  • Andrea Grasso
  • Domenico A. Santagada
  • Matteo SalvatoreEmail author


Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique that allows optimal visualization of the glenohumeral joint, subacromial, and coracoid space. A long learning curve is required to achieve a safe and effective surgery that passes through a deep knowledge of the anatomy and the pathology of the shoulder. The only way to have a correct approach to the joint, as in every arthroscopic procedure, is the adequate knowledge and the correct placement of the portals. This will improve intra-articular and subacromial visualization and also allow the right angle of approach and the range of motion required by the surgical procedure.


Rotator Cuff Rotator Cuff Repair Coracoid Process Axillary Nerve Subscapularis Tendon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Grasso
    • 1
  • Domenico A. Santagada
    • 2
  • Matteo Salvatore
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Orthopaedics and TraumatologyCasa di Cura Villa ValeriaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Catholic University, Division of Orthopaedics and Traumatology“A. Gemelli” University HospitalRomeItaly

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