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Glenoid Fractures Treated by Percutaneous Osteosynthesis Under Arthroscopic Control

Anger, Florent MD; Chaouche, Samir MD; Ecalle, Alexandre MD; Gaubert, Lilian MD; Tannyeres, Paul MD; Nguyen, Minh Khanh MD

Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery: September 2019 - Volume 20 - Issue 3 - p 88–91
doi: 10.1097/BTE.0000000000000171
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Glenoid fractures are scarce and their treatment is discussed. Osteosynthesis under arthroscopy has been essentially described in bony Bankart lesions. Concerning bigger fractures of the glenoid cavity, eventually combined with a scapula body fracture, the arthroscopic treatment is difficult and still less practiced. Here, we describe 3 cases of external osteosynthesis by pins and/or cannulated screws under arthroscopic control. We put forward the case of a transclavicular approach for an associated fracture of the lateral quarter of the clavicle. The radiologic and functional results are good, with a rapid recovery of usual activities. The aim of this work is to highlight the feasibility of arthroscopic treatment for fractures of very different topology.

Orthopedic Surgery Department, Sainte-anne Military Hospital, Toulon, France

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Florent Anger, MD, 2 Sainte-Anne, Toulon 83000, France (e-mail: florent_anger@hotmail.fr).

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