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Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 197–202

First Online: 01 July 2012Received: 05 September 2011Accepted: 04 June 2012

Abstract

BackgroundGlenohumeral instability is a common problem in young and active patients. Both open and arthroscopic procedures have proven to be effective options. In cases with large bone defects on the glenoid side or on the humeral head or in contact sports, arthroscopy leads to a high risk of recurrence. We report the results of the modified Latarjet procedure in a population of 26 soccer players affected by chronic anterior instability. To our knowledge there are no previous reports on the results of this procedure when used in a homogeneous group of sportsmen.

Materials and methodsTwenty-six patients 28 shoulders were retrospectively reviewed. We analyzed the roles of the players, the levels at which they played, and the average amount of hours that they trained before their injury and after surgery. Moreover, the type of bone loss detected on a preoperative imaging study and its relevance to the patient’s sporting comeback was recorded.

ResultsEight-five months after surgery the mean Duplay score was 89.3; most of the players came back to the play at the same sporting level. Ninety-three percent of the patients were happy or very happy with their functional results. One patient underwent a redislocation.

ConclusionsOur series is the first in the literature to refer to a homogeneous group of soccer players. According to our results, and other series, the Latarjet procedure seems to be the gold standard in the treatment of chronic anterior instability in patients with large bone defects and in sportsmen playing contact sports.

KeywordsGlenohumeral instability Bone loss Soccer Latarjet procedure Bankart repair  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Simone Cerciello - Thomas Bradley Edwards - Gilles Walch

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