Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Meniscus allograft followup

Here are the x-rays of a California patient in the mid 50s who had first an arthroscopic Bankart repair and then a meniscal allograft + a hemiarthroplasty. While he did OK for a year or so, his shoulder became progressively stiff and painful.  At the time the patient came in to our clinic the Simple shoulder test was 0/12. A  x-rays looked like this:

 What is particularly interesting is the degree of wear of the suture anchors.
The patient came to us for a total shoulder. At surgery there was intense metallosis. And no evidence of residual allograft. 

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