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Clin Should Elbow. 2015 Dec;18(4):269-271. English. Brief Communication.
Kim DH , Kim DH , Cho CH .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Open Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

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.

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