Glenoid reconstruction bone loss with a pediculated coracoid autograft during shoulder arthroplasty. A technical note

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2023 Jun;109(4):103542. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2022.103542. Epub 2023 Jan 3.


Reconstruction of glenoid bone loss is a difficult but often required component of shoulder arthroplasty. A variety of free autografts or allografts have been proposed for reconstruction. While Latarjet is well accepted for the management of anterior instability, the use of a coracoid graft has not been described in conjunction with shoulder arthroplasty. We propose that anterior and central glenoid bone defects can be reconstructed with the coracoid process. to provide a vascularized local structural autograft. Level of evidence: IV.

Keywords: Allograft; Complication; Defect; Iliac crest; Integration; Reverse prosthesis; Revision; Vascularized.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Shoulder*
  • Autografts
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Glenoid Cavity* / diagnostic imaging
  • Glenoid Cavity* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability* / surgery
  • Shoulder Joint* / diagnostic imaging
  • Shoulder Joint* / surgery