Clin Should Elbow.  2015 Dec;18(4):269-271. 10.5397/cise.2015.18.4.269.

Anterolateral Mini-open Fixation with a Patch Augmentation for Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer in Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: Technical Note

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Korea. oscho5362@dsmc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Open Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer is a well-established method for treatment of irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears. We report on an anterolateral mini-open technique with a porcine dermal patch augmentation for latissimus dorsi tendon transfer. Use of this technique would result in avoidance of deltoid damage by anterolateral mini-open approach and reduction of failure rate by patch augmentation.

Keyword

Latissimus dorsi; Irreparable rotator cuff tear; Tendon transfer; Mini-open; Patch

MeSH Terms

Rotator Cuff*
Superficial Back Muscles*
Tears*
Tendon Transfer*
Tendons*
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