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J Korean Shoulder Elbow Soc. 2008 Jun;11(1):37-40. Korean. Original Article.
Moon YL , Ha SH , Noh KH .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chosun University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. bohunos@naver.com
Abstract

PURPOSE: We wanted to evaluate the normal glenoid size of Koreans in their 7th and 8th decades by conducting Computed tomographic (CT) studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The CT images were obtained from the normal scapulae of the patients (mean age: 68.8) who had humeral fracture. A display workstation version 2.0.73.315 was used to measure the scans to determine the maximal superoinferior (SI) and anteroposterior (AP) diameters of the glenoid vault. RESULTS: The average diameters of curvature of the glenoid were 31.2 mm (range: 27 to 34 mm) in the superior-inferior direction and 26.1mm (range: 22 to 31mm) in the anterior-posterior direction. CONCLUSION: This study showed the normal glenoid size of Koreans and it is different from the size that the international literature reported. It should be an important factor for the treatment of fracture or in designing arthroplasty implants.

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