A Reverse Judet approach to the scapula
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Fractures of the scapular body that extend to involve the neck and glenoid articular surface with a large gap pose a significant problem for surgical exposure. Several surgical approaches for scapula fixation have been described, but all give limited exposure to the entire scapular body, neck and articular surface. Here, we describe our ‘Reverse Judet’ technique, with cadaveric dissections and discuss a clinical case. We believe this approach gives a wide exposure of the infraspinous scapular body, neck and glenoid articular surface while keeping away from vital neural structures.
KeywordsScapula Fracture Fixation Surgical approach Judet
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee. For this type of retrospective study formal consent is not required.
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