Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The challenge of glenoid dysplasia

A man in his mid 30's was seen in 2004 with pain in the left shoulder one year after an arthroscopic procedure for glenoid dysplasia, which he said did not improve his shoulder comfort or function.

No additional surgery was recommended. Twelve years later, he returned with increasing shoulder pain and these x-rays.

He represented four months later, age 50, with increasing pain and a clicking on all shoulder motions. His x-rays show progression of degenerative joint disease and a prominent suture anchor.

Comment: This case shows the complexity of glenoid dysplasia - a condition that does not have a great surgical solution.