Time-dependent Changes After Latissimus Dorsi Transfer: Tenodesis or Tendon Transfer?


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Ersen A., Ozben H., Demirhan M., Atalar A. C. , Kapicioglu M.

CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, vol.472, no.12, pp.3880-3888, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 472 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11999-014-3770-z
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.3880-3888

Abstract

Background Transfer of the latissimus dorsi tendon to the posterosuperior part of the rotator cuff is an option in active patients with massive rotator cuff tears to restore shoulder elevation and external rotation. However, it is unknown whether this treatment prevents progression of cuff tear arthropathy.