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Arthroscopic reconstruction of posterior glenoid bone loss with distal tibia allograft

Posterior glenohumeral instability is rare, accounting for approximately 5% of cases of shoulder instability. Although bone loss is implicated in most cases of recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability, the impact of glenoid bone loss on posterior instability is poorly understood. Specifically, the quantity of posterior glenoid bone loss that would prohibit the success of a posterior […]

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Promising outcomes seen with arthroscopic osseous Bankart repair

This 5-year to 8-year follow-up study showed arthroscopic osseous Bankart repair is efficacious for patients with greater than 15% loss of the inferior glenoid diameter and can provide normalized glenoid morphology as well as low rates of dislocation. Investigators studied 46 patients with substantial glenoid bone loss who underwent arthroscopic osseous Bankart repair for treatment […]

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High rate of bone graft resorption found after Latarjet procedure for shoulder instability

Researchers of this study note that although the open Latarjet procedure provided significant improvement in clinical scores for patients with anterior shoulder instability and glenoid bone loss, 90.5% of patients showed graft resorption on CT at 1-year postoperatively. Investigators studied 63 patients who underwent open Latarjet procedures performed during a 3-year period. At 1-year postoperatively, […]

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Debridement cited as better initial option to treat infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty

Results from a retrospective, multicenter study by French researchers that investigated treatment options for infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty supported the use of debridement as a first-line treatment, but noted this option had a 54% healing rate. Researchers studied 32 patients who had reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) and underwent reoperation for infection. In 23 cases, […]

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KATOR suture anchor system receives FDA 510(k) clearance

KATOR announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the KATOR Suture Anchor System. The Suture Anchor System is a new form of tissue-to-bone reattachment. This system allows for knotless fixation with suture anchors and can independently tension each of the high-strength sutures. KATOR suture anchors used with repair constructs have double the fixation strength […]

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