Int Orthop 2020 07 30;44(7):1341-1352. Epub 2020 May 30.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Ghent University Hospital, 10 C. Heymanslaan, Entrance 75, Route 740, 9000, Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium.
Purpose: Adequate exposure in revision of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) is important for optimal prosthesis placement and functional results. A clavicular osteotomy in difficult cases of revision TSA is a useful surgical technique that increases the superior exposure area, provides safer dissection, minimizes damage to the anterior deltoid muscle, improves glenoid access, and allows for superior dislocation of the humeral component. There is a paucity of literature analyzing the clavicular osteotomy during challenging cases of revision TSA. Read More