SURGICAL TECHNIQUES: Exposure of the Humerus and Glenoid in TSA
Good humeral exposure facilitates good glenoid exposure in patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty.
Underscoring that point at ICJR’s 8th Annual Shoulder Course, Thomas W. Quin Throckmorton, MD, and John W. Sperling, MD, MBA, described the steps they take in exposing the humerus and glenoid, respectively, both emphasizing the importance of the humeral side in attaining adequate exposure during a shoulder replacement procedure.
Click on the images above to watch their presentations, during which they use images and video clips to illustrate techniques for:
- Soft tissue releases
- Inferior capsule release
- Humeral head cut
- Osteophyte removal
They also discuss patient positioning, the approach/initial incision, and retractor placement.
Disclosures: Dr. Throckmorton has disclosed that he receives royalties from Exactech and Zimmer Biomet and that he is a paid consultant for Zimmer Biomet. Dr. Sperling has disclosed that he receives royalties from and is a paid consultant for Zimmer Biomet.