Suprascapular nerve palsy after arthroscopic Latarjet procedure: a case report and review of literature

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Feb;24(2):601-3. doi: 10.1007/s00167-014-3075-5. Epub 2014 May 18.


The Bristow and Latarjet procedures have become popular among orthopaedic surgeons thanks to the development of new instruments that allow the use of arthroscopic techniques to treat cases of glenohumeral instability with bone defects or capsular deficiency. Nonetheless, several complications have been reported after Latarjet procedures, including neurological injuries. This report describes surgical damage to the suprascapular nerve, an unusual complication. Level of evidence Expert opinion, Level V.

Keywords: Arthroscopic Latarjet; Complication; Shoulder; Suprascapular nerve.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy / adverse effects*
  • Arthroscopy / methods
  • Bone Screws / adverse effects
  • Device Removal
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / etiology
  • Joint Instability / surgery*
  • Male
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries / etiology
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Joint / surgery*
  • Young Adult