Outcomes of the Latarjet procedure in female patients: A case series and matched-pair analysis

Alexander N. Berk, Anna M. Ifarraguerri, Allison J. Rao, Aseel G. Dib, Alexander A. Hysong, Joshua D. Meade, David P. Trofa, James E. Fleischli, Shadley C. Schiffern, Nady Hamid, Bryan M. Saltzman

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Background: The objective of this study was to retrospectively report on the outcomes of female patients undergoing the Latarjet procedure. Methods: Female patients undergoing the Latarjet procedure with minimum 1 year follow-up were identified and contacted to obtain Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), Subjective Shoulder Value (SSV), and return to sport (RTS) data. Eligible females were then matched 1:1 with a male counterpart based on laterality and age (± 3 years), and outcomes compared. Results: A total of 20 female patients with a mean follow-up of 73.8 months reported postoperative NPRS and SSV scores of 2.2 ± 2.3 and 69.3 ± 22.0, respectively. Of the nine athletes, 3 (33%) reported a successful RTS at a mean of 9 months. Four patients (20.0%) required reoperation at a mean of 27.1 months. The matched analysis demonstrated similar NPRS scores between male and female patients and a trend towards lower SSV scores and rates of RTS. Conclusion: At mid-term follow-up female patients reported pain levels similar to female-specific literature reports, but overall low subjective shoulder function and RTS. Compared to propensity-matched males, females reported similar levels of pain, lower shoulder function, and lower rates of RTS, however, differences did not reach statistical significance. Level of Evidence: IV, retrospective case series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-84
Number of pages9
JournalShoulder and Elbow
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2024
Externally publishedYes

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  • Latarjet procedure
  • female
  • patient-reported outcomes
  • return to sport
  • shoulder dislocation
  • shoulder instability

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