Portal Placement and Related Anatomy

  • Andrea Grasso
  • Domenico A. Santagada
  • Matteo Salvatore
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Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Grasso
    • 1
  • Domenico A. Santagada
    • 2
  • Matteo Salvatore
    • 1
  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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