Volume 7, 2021
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||08 March 2021|
Latissimus dorsi tendon transfers: a historical journey
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Goztepe City Hospital, Egitim mh Dr. Erkin cd, 34722 Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
2 MD, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Goztepe City Hospital, 34722 Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Goztepe City Hospital, 34722 Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 10 February 2021
Several latissimus dorsi tendon transfer techniques for shoulder problems have been previously described and developed. These techniques involve the transfer in obstetric palsy, transfer in irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears and subscapularis tears, and transfer in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. We detail the differences in planning and surgery and the need for different approaches. This historical and technical description provided in this study will benefit surgeons wishing to use the procedure.
Key words: Upper extremity / Tendon transfers / Latissimus dorsi / Rotator cuff
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