Managing the tight shoulder: Subscapularis lengthening - In opposition

Jonathan P. Braman, Evan L. Flatow

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Subscapularis contracture is a significant challenge facing the shoulder arthroplasty surgeon. Debate continues as to the best technique to restore external rotation in the setting of the osteoarthritic shoulder undergoing arthroplasty. The authors' rationale for subscapularis release as favored over lengthening is presented. A discussion of the technique for anatomic reattachment of the tendon with a lesser tuberosity osteotomy is included as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Arthroplasty JSES
Issue number4 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Dec 2004


  • Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder
  • Subscapularis
  • Subscapularis release


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