Treatment of a rotator cuff tear combined with iatrogenic glenoid fracture and shoulder instability: A rare case report

Chen Hao Chiang, Ting Chien Tsai, Kuan Kai Tung, Wei Hsing Chih, Ming Long Yeh, Wei Ren Su

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Abstract

BACKGROUND The brisement manipulation is an effective treatment for refractory shoulder stiffness. Rotator cuff tears can sometimes exist in combination with adhesive capsulitis. Arthroscopic capsular release combined with rotator cuff repair has achieved good outcomes in published reports. CASE SUMMARY We report the case of a patient with right shoulder pain for more than 1 year that was suspected to have adhesive capsulitis and a rotator cuff tear that was treated with brisement manipulation and arthroscopic management. An iatrogenic glenoid fracture with shoulder instability occurred during the manipulation. Arthroscopic treatment for fracture fixation, capsular release, and rotator cuff repair was performed, and the functional results are reported. CONCLUSION Arthroscopic fixation for iatrogenic glenoid fracture and repairing coexisting rotator cuff tear can provide the stability needed for early rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-522
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Journal of Orthopaedics
Volume11
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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