Reconstruction of the shoulder joint using an acetabular allograft. A report of two cases.

@article{Lee1998ReconstructionOT,
  title={Reconstruction of the shoulder joint using an acetabular allograft. A report of two cases.},
  author={Francis Y. Lee and Francis Hornicek and Eric J. Hazan and Peter Kloen and M. A. Wolfe and Henry J. Mankin},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1998},
  volume={357},
  pages={116-21}
}
Wide resection of tumors involving the glenoid region of the scapula compromises a center of motion in the shoulder joint and can cause significant loss of function. Two patients with aggressive tumor of the scapula were treated with wide resection and reconstruction using an osteoarticular acetabular allograft. The ball and socket geometry of the newly reconstructed joint and secure reattachment of soft tissues in the allograft provided a stable shoulder joint. The functional results of the… CONTINUE READING

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