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2020 Dec 24

JBJS Case Connect



Anterior Capsular Reconstruction with Dermal Allograft in Combination With Anatomic Glenohumeral Arthroplasty: A Case Report.


Bernstein DT, Kluemper CT, Kearns KA
JBJS Case Connect. 2020 Dec 24; 10(4):e20.00214.
PMID: 33449549.


A 43-year-old man with chronic right shoulder pain and dysfunction due to recurrent anterior instability, irreparable subscapularis tear, and glenohumeral arthritis presented to our practice. After workup and counseling, he was treated with anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty augmented by anterior capsular reconstruction using human acellular dermal allograft. At 15 months postoperatively, his forward elevation, external rotation, and internal rotation were 160, 45, and T12, nearly equal to contralateral values. His glenohumeral joint remained reduced, and no complications were encountered.