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Tendon transfer for irreparable cuff tear


  • Details of Surgical Anatomy,

  • Tips and tricks to harvest and to fix tendon transfer flap,

  • Results of clinical series of each tendon transfer,

  • Indications on algorithms

  • It contains drawings of surgical techniques, figures, and multimedia on website


Part of the Collection GECO book series (GECO, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. G. Herzberg, O. Schoierer, E. Berthonnaud, J. Dimnet, J.—P. Urien
    Pages 1-14
  3. J. Garret, J. Kany, C. Lévigne, H. A. Kumar, S. Grosclaude
    Pages 15-23
  4. D. Katz, H. Thomazeau, J. E. Gedouin, M. Colmar
    Pages 65-76
  5. Ph. Valenti, J. Kany, S. Ferriere, A. Kilinc, L. Thomsen
    Pages 95-110

About this book


Treatment of symptomatic irreparable cuff tear is rare, but represents a difficult challenge for the surgeon. Tendon transfer from periscapular muscles group is a therapeutic option. Many tendon transfers are reported as latissimus dorsi, teres major, split of anterior deltoid and pectoralis major. The goal of this book is to remind the biomechanical and anatomical basis of these tendon transfers and to report tips and tricks and results of these techniques. A treatment algorithm is proposed in patients who have both pain and weakness or have loss of active forward elevation or external rotation. Moreover, tendon transfer can be combined with reverse shoulder prosthesis in patients with an unstable gleno humeral arthritis.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopaedic Surgery — Shoulder, elbow and handInstitut de la MainParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Tendon transfer for irreparable cuff tear
  • Editors Philippe Valenti
  • Series Title Collection GECO
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag France S.A.R.L. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-2-8178-0048-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-2-8178-0049-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 128
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

“This book can and should be read with pleasure. … Each procedure described was performed by the author, and the practical orientation is the rule for this work. … Overall, this book may be rated with an A+ and should be in each shoulder specialist personal library. Its reduced volume and intense data gathering recommend this work for a pleasant reading and reference.” (Pierre Kehr, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Vol. 22, 2012)