Arthroscopic Glenoid Resurfacing With Meniscal Allograft: A Minimally Invasive Alternative for Treating Glenohumeral Arthritis

ArticleinArthroscopy The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 21(12):1517-20 · January 2006with10 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.21 · DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2005.10.001 · Source: PubMed

    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.