Distal Tibia Allograft Glenoid Reconstruction in Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability

Purpose: To assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients with recurrent anterior shoulder instability treated with fresh distal tibia allograft (DTA) glenoid reconstruction.

Conclusion: At an average follow-up of 45 months, fresh DTA reconstruction for recurrent anterior shoulder instability results in a clinically stable joint with excellent clinical outcomes and minimal graft resorption. Optimal allograft placement resulted in superior bony incorporation with the native glenoid.

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Matthew T. Provencher, M.D., Rachel M. Frank, M.D., Petar Golijanin, B.S., Daniel Gross, M.D., Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A., Nikhil N. Verma, M.D., Anthony A. Romeo, M.D. "Distal Tibia Allograft Reconstruction for Shoulder Instability." Arthroscopy. Volume 33, ISSUE 5, P891-897, May 01, 2017.