Anterior Instability with Bone Loss: Latarjet Procedure

  • Burak Altintas
  • Jonathan A. Godin
  • Peter J. Millett


When glenoid bone loss develops following frequent or traumatic dislocations, the risk of recurrent anterior instability is elevated, rendering a soft tissue repair an inadequate treatment option. The Latarjet procedure involves transfer of the coracoid process to the anteroinferior glenoid with the conjoint tendon still attached and can restore glenohumeral stability in this high-risk patient population.


Glenohumeral instability Shoulder instability Latarjet procedure Glenoid bone loss 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Burak Altintas
    • 1
  • Jonathan A. Godin
    • 2
  • Peter J. Millett
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopeadic Surgery and Sports MedicineUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryVirginia Tech Carilion School of MedicineRoanokeUSA
  3. 3.Shoulder, Knee, Elbow and Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic SurgeryThe Steadman ClinicVailUSA

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