Document Type: TECHNICAL NOTE

Authors

1 Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit, Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom

2 Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

3 Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit, Ashford & St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom

4 Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit, Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, Surrey, UK

5 Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit, Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom Fortius Clinic, London

10.22038/abjs.2020.44481.2224

Abstract

Posterior shoulder dislocation, whilst uncommon, is frequently missed and often associated with a significant defect on the antero-medial aspect of the humeral head (the reverse Hill-Sachs lesion). Several techniques for stabilisation have been described, depending on the size of the lesion. We describe an additional technique for stabilising the shoulder following posterior dislocation by augmenting the reverse Hill-Sachs lesion with layers of extracellular matrix, thus further filling the defect.

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