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Arthroscopic Posterior Glenoid Fracture Fixation Using Knotless Suture Anchors.

Baxter, JA; Tyler, J; Bhamber, N; Arnander, M; Pearse, E; Tennent, D (2017) Arthroscopic Posterior Glenoid Fracture Fixation Using Knotless Suture Anchors. Arthrosc Tech, 6 (5). e1933-e1936. ISSN 2212-6287
SGUL Authors: Arnander, Magnus William Thomas

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Shoulder instability after a posterior glenoid rim fracture is rare and potentially difficult pathology to treat. Operative techniques often involve a large dissection to view the fragments resulting in local soft tissue injury. Internal fixation is often achieved with interfragmentary screws; however, this may not be possible with small or multifragmentary fracture patterns. We describe an arthroscopic technique for posterior glenoid rim fracture fixation using knotless suture anchors. These anchors can be inserted without cannulas allowing easier access to the posterior glenoid. This procedure is simple, safe, and offers good visualization of the glenohumeral joint whilst avoiding the detrimental effects of larger surgical dissection.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 by the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Published by Elsevier. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
SGUL Research Institute / Research Centre: Academic Structure > Institute of Medical & Biomedical Education (IMBE)
Journal or Publication Title: Arthrosc Tech
ISSN: 2212-6287
Language: eng
October 2017Published
23 October 2017Published Online
12 July 2017Accepted
Publisher License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
PubMed ID: 29430393
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