Arthroscopic Anatomic Glenoid Repair Using Distal Tibial Allograft and an Inferior-to-Superior Capsular Shift

Arthrosc Tech. 2021 Jan 20;10(1):e221-e228. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2020.09.033. eCollection 2021 Jan.


Traumatic anterior dislocation of the shoulder accounts for the vast majority of shoulder dislocations. Recurrence following initial traumatic dislocation is common, and the risk is increased by the presence of both bony and soft-tissue damage. Arthroscopic procedures have been described to address each of these etiologies individually but have not provided a technique to address bony and soft tissue pathology concurrently. This paper describes an all-arthroscopic, anatomic glenoid repair using distal tibial allograft with an inferior-to-superior capsular shift, addressing significant glenoid bone loss and capsular laxity with a single operation.