Joseph P. Iannotti, MD
Transfer of the latissimus dorsi tendon is reported to relieve pain and improve function in patients with an irreparable tear involving the infraspinatus and supraspinatus tendons. In its normal position, the latissimus dorsi muscle is an adductor and internal rotator of the humerus. When transferred, the muscle is expected to contract in abduction and external rotation. In their JBJS article, Joseph P. Iannotti, et.al. report on the factors influencing outcomes. In this video supplement to the article, Dr. Iannotti describes and demonstrates his surgical technique.
- Preoperative Review
- Surgical Pearls
- Avoiding Complications
- Optimizing Outcomes
See the Corresponding JBJS Article:
- Joseph P. Iannotti, Shawn Hennigan, Richard Herzog, Sami Kella, Martin Kelley, Brian Leggin, and Gerald R. Williams
- Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer for Irreparable Posterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears: Factors Affecting Outcome
J. Bone Joint Surg. Am., Feb 2006; 88: 342 – 348. [Article]
- Michael J. Codsi, Shawn Hennigan, Richard Herzog, Sami Kella, Martin Kelley, Brian Leggin, Gerald R. Williams, and Joseph P. Iannotti.
- Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer for Irreparable Posterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears: Surgical Technique
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007; 89:1-9. [Article]
- Total Run Time: 46:02 minutes
- Catalog Number: 7059
- VJO Publication Date: September, 2006