Arthroscopic latarjet procedure

Orthop Clin North Am. 2010 Jul;41(3):393-405. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2010.02.004.


Although soft tissue stabilization procedures in the shoulder yield good results, arthroscopy and radiological investigations have identified more complex soft tissue and bony lesions that can be successfully treated using a Latarjet procedure. The authors have advanced this technique to make it possible arthroscopically, thereby conferring all the benefits that arthroscopic surgery offers. This article describes how and why the arthroscopic Latarjet procedure is a valuable tool in the treatment of complex shoulder instability and how the procedure can be introduced into practice. This technique has shown excellent results at short- to mid-term follow-up, with minimal complications. As such, this procedure is recommended to surgeons with good anatomic knowledge, advanced arthroscopic skills, and familiarity with the instrumentation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / etiology
  • Joint Instability / pathology*
  • Joint Instability / surgery*
  • Patient Selection
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Recovery of Function
  • Reoperation
  • Shoulder Joint*
  • Tendon Transfer / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome