Arthroscopic reduction with endobutton fixation for glenoid fracture

Ettore Taverna, Vincenzo Guarrella, Michael Thomas Freehill, Guido Garavaglia

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Abstract

Glenoid rim fractures, accompanied by acute glenohumeral dislocation or subluxation usually results in persistent instability. Traditionally open reduction and internal fixation has been recommended in displaced intra-articular glenoid fractures. However, open reduction is difficult, and it may not be possible to address the associated intraarticular soft-tissue injuries. A few reports of arthroscopic-assisted fixation of these fractures have been recently published. The most anatomic method for addressing an acute glenoid rim lesion is a reduction (either open or arthroscopic) and internal fixation. We are reporting a case of arthroscopic reduction and fixation of a glenoid fracture utilizing Endobuttons with clinical and radiological results at 18 months follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalJoints
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arthroscopy
  • Endobutton
  • Fixation
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid
  • Shoulder dislocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

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