Latarjet procedure

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

The Latarjet procedure is an orthopedic 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 as either an open or arthroscopic procedure. It is usually performed 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

It was first described by M Latarjet in 1954 4.

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rID: 17649
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Latarjet coracoid transfer procedure

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