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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

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:

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