Surgical anatomy of latissimus dorsi muscle in transfers about the shoulder.

@article{Goldberg2009SurgicalAO,
  title={Surgical anatomy of latissimus dorsi muscle in transfers about the shoulder.},
  author={Benjamin Goldberg and Bassem T Elhassan and Steven Marciniak and Jonathan H Dunn},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={E64-7}
}
Transfer of the latissimus dorsi to the greater tuberosity has been used successfully in the treatment of massive rotator-cuff deficiency. For safe release and transfer of the tendon, the variations in the tendinous insertions of the latissimus dorsi and teres major onto the humerus need to be understood. In anatomical dissection of 12 cadavers, mean width of the latissimus tendon was 3.3 cm at its insertion, and mean length was 7.3 cm. In all specimens, there were fascial connections between… CONTINUE READING