Arthroscopic glenoid resurfacing with meniscal allograft: a minimally invasive alternative for treating glenohumeral arthritis.

Orthopaedic Surgeons of Wisconsin, Franklin, Wisconsin 53132, USA.
Arthroscopy The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery (Impact Factor: 3.1). 01/2006; 21(12):1517-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2005.10.001
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ABSTRACT The chronically painful arthritic glenohumeral joint recalcitrant to nonsurgical treatment modalities generally has been treated with an open arthroplasty type of procedure. Certain patients may benefit from a less invasive surgical technique in which a meniscal allograft is used to resurface the glenoid, resulting in decreased pain and increased function. We describe an arthroscopic method of glenoid resurfacing with a meniscal allograft to aid in the restoration of function by providing pain relief to patients debilitated by arthritic conditions of the glenohumeral joint.

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