Posterior shoulder instability with glenoid deficiency is a rare entity and its surgical treatment is challenging. Reconstructive techniques have focused on extra-articular structural bone transfer that obstructs humeral translation and thereby prevents glenohumeral dislocation. However, long-term results are not as promising. In this report, the authors describe a technique for anatomic posterior glenoid reconstruction using an osteoarticular distal tibia allograft in two patients including their outcomes after 2 years.
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Millett, P.J., Schoenahl, J., Register, B. et al. Reconstruction of posterior glenoid deficiency using distal tibial osteoarticular allograft. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 21, 445–449 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-012-2254-5
- Glenoid bone loss
- Posterior shoulder instability
- Bone deficiency
- Distal tibia