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

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Abstract

Case:

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.

Conclusion:

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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