Purpose: To illustrate the cadaveric biomechanical findings associated with the use of a distal tibia allograft (DTA) as an option for the surgical management of shoulder instability caused by large glenoid bone defects.
Take Away: Initial research has shown that at a minimum, glenoid reconstruction with a fresh DTA offers an alternative surgical option that could restore biomechanics and biology, reduce rates of dislocation and improve pain and function for the difficult problems associated with treatment of the glenoid.
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Authors: Rachel M. Frank, MD, Sanjeev Batia, MD, Neil Ghodadra, MD, Elizabeth Shewman, MS, Vincent M. Wang, PhD, Bernard R. Bach Jr, MD, Gregory Nicholson, MD, Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, Matthew T. Provencher, MD, Nikhil N. Verma, MD, Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Published: Rush Orthopedics Journal
Institution: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois