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Is the bare spot a valid landmark for glenoid evaluation in arthroscopic Bankart surgery?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20166354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The "bare spot "of the glenoid cavity has recently been described as a consistent reference point to identify the center of the glenoid and to quantify the extent of antero-inferior bone loss of the glenoid following anterior shoulder dislocation. The spot should help the surgeon to determine arthroscopically the width of the remaining inferior glenoid cavity. In this study we prospectively compared arthroscopic images and the multidetector spiral CT arthrographic findings recorded in 58 consecutive patients (mean age, 47 years; range: 17-72 years) with respect to glenohumeral cartilage quality and the presence of a "bare spot". At arthroscopy the "bare spot" was visible in less than 48% of cases and with spiral CT arthrography in less than 26% of cases. We concluded that the "bare spot" seems to be an unreliable landmark to determine the center of the inferior glenoid cavity, as it was present in only half of the shoulders studied.
Bertrand Saintmard; Fr?d?ric Lecouvet; Alexandra Rubini; Jean-Emile Dubuc
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-19     Completed Date:  2010-03-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  736-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Department, Cliniques Universitaires St Luc, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Cartilage, Articular / pathology
Joint Instability / surgery
Middle Aged
Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
Prospective Studies
Scapula / anatomy & histology*
Shoulder Joint / anatomy & histology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Young Adult

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