Anterior-inferior (5 o'clock) portal for shoulder arthroscopy.

  title={Anterior-inferior (5 o'clock) portal for shoulder arthroscopy.},
  author={Philip A. Davidson and James Eugene Tibone},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  volume={11 5},
The present study describes an anterior-inferior portal for arthroscopic shoulder instrumentation at the 5 o'clock position along the glenoid rim. An anterior-inferior portal was established in 14 cadaver shoulders. The portal was created in an inside-to-outside fashion, with the humerus maximally adducted, directing the guide rod as far lateral as possible. Using the described technique, a 5 o'clock portal travels through the subscapularis and lateral to the conjoined tendon. Distance between… CONTINUE READING