Arthroscopic fixation with a minimally invasive axillary approach for latissimus dorsi transfer using an endobutton in massive and irreparable postero-superior cuff tears

Yariv Goldstein, Jean Grimberg, Philippe Valenti, Ofir Chechik, Michael Drexler, Jean Kany

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Abstract

Arthroscopically assisted latissimus dorsi transfer is a viable option for treatment of patients in their 50s to 70s, without arthritis of the glenohumeral joint, who suffer from massive rotator cuff tears that are not amendable to primary repair due to fatty changes in the muscle tissue, or that have failed previous repair attempts. This procedure offers immediate and dramatic pain relief and is not as technically demanding as one might think. Understanding and respecting the principles of tendon transfer is a key to the success of this procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Shoulder Surgery
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Latissimus dorsi
  • massive cuff tear endobutton
  • shoulder arthroscopy
  • tendon transfer

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