Arthroscopically Assisted Reduction and Internal Fixation of a Displaced Posterior Glenoid Fracture: A Case Report

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We report the successful use of arthroscopy for reduction and internal fixation of a posterior glenoid fracture in a 62-year-old man 5 days following a skiing accident. Additionally, we review the technique utilized for successful fixation of this rare fracture, and we report the postoperative return of function.


Arthroscopically facilitated fixation of glenoid fractures has been reported in the literature with excellent clinical outcomes. However, arthroscopic reduction and screw fixation of a posterior intra-articular glenoid fracture (Ideberg type Ib), to our knowledge, has not been previously published. The unique benefits of arthroscopic screw fixation are discussed.

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