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

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

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


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.