Latarjet procedure

The Latarjet procedure is an orthopaedic procedure in the shoulder where a coracoid bone block is positioned flush with the anterior-inferior border of the glenoid (often with one or more screws). It can be performed either and an open or arthroscopic procedure. It is usually perfomed for antero-inferior shoulder instability.


Intra-operative complications include

  • graft malpositioning
  • neurovascular injury
  • graft fracture

More intermediate to long term complications include

  • non-union and screw breakage
  • graft osteolysis

History and etymology

It was first described by M Latarjet in 1954 4.

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Latarjet coracoid transfer procedure

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