Deltoid-sparing modified Judet approach: technique and clinical series Journal Article uri icon
  • Posterior approaches provide the mainstay for treatment in most of the scapula body and neck fractures, even those associated with many intraarticular variants. Several posterior approach modifications for minimizing soft-tissue damage and limiting muscular detachment, have previously been described in the literature; however, little or no clinical evidence is available specifically applied to the various approaches. In this study, we describe complete sparing of the deltoid muscle origin during the "modified Judet" approach. The modified approach as previously described detaches the deltoid origin. Deltoid sparing allows for satisfactory visualization and fixation of extra-articular scapula fractures and even some intraarticular variants. The purpose of this article was to describe the deltoid-sparing modified Judet approach and report clinical outcomes for 23 patients after surgical treatment.

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    publication date
  • 2023
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  • Fractures
  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder
  • Spinal Cord
  • Surgery
  • Additional Document Info
  • 37
  • issue
  • 4