Endoscopic Woodward procedure for Sprengel deformity: case report

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Abstract

Sprengel deformity (SD) results in a limitation of movement of the shoulder girdle and produces an esthetic defect. Our aim is to assess the feasibility and advantages of a minimally invasive endoscopic approach for SD correction. A 4-year-old boy with a Cavendish grade III right SD. The patient underwent an endoscopic Woodward procedure with access through two small incisions at the level of the upper and lower angles of the scapula. Near-symmetrical shoulder elevation was achieved, with an excellent cosmetic result. The endoscopic Woodward procedure is a feasible, effective, and minimally invasive technique in the treatment of SD. Level of Evidence: V.

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