Understanding the causes behind coracoid graft osteolysis in latarjet procedure (finite element analysis and comparison of three fixation methods)

Alp N. B., DOĞAN O., YILMAZ T. G., Kalay O. C., Moussa A. A., KARPAT F., ...More

ORTHOPAEDICS & TRAUMATOLOGY-SURGERY & RESEARCH, vol.106, no.1, pp.53-59, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.otsr.2019.11.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-59
  • Keywords: Latarjet, Osteolysis, Finite element analysis, Wedge plate, Endobutton
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Latarjet is one of the most common surgical procedure performed on patients with shoulder instability with osseous defects, some complications include coracoid bone graft osteolysis, osteoarthritis, graft detachment, and malpositioning were previously reported. Several studies investigated potential causes of graft osteolysis but still, it remains a crucial area of investigation. We aim to use finite element analysis to examine the potential correlations between three modes of fixation methods used in the Latarjet procedure (screw, wedge plate, and endobutton), and the coracoid graft osteolysis.