Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: A Modified Technique to Improve Tendon Transfer Integrity
Mark Tauber, MD1, Mohamed Moursy, MD1, Rosemarie Forstner, MD1, Heiko Koller, MD1 and Herbert Resch, MD1
1 Departments of Traumatology and Sports Injuries (M.T., M.M., H.K., and H.R.) and Radiology (R.F.), Paracelsus Medical University, Muellner Hauptstrasse 48, 5020 Salzburg, Austria. E-mail address for M. Tauber: email@example.com
Investigation performed at the Department of Traumatology and Sports Injuries and the Department of Radiology, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria The original scientific article in which the surgical technique was presented was published in JBJS Vol. 91-A, pp. 1924-31, August 2009
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American). 2010;92:226-239.
- This technique serves as a reliable salvage procedure for irreparable massive tears of the rotator cuff
- Direct bone to bone transfixation of the graft with a small piece of bone, enables bone to bone healing and better functional results.