Arthroscopically Assisted Latissimus Dorsi Transfer for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears

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Massive posterosuperior rotator cuff repairs are traditionally repaired by open latissimus dorsi transfer.  Latissimus dorsi transfer can substantially improve chronically painful dysfunctional shoulders.  We present a technique of arthroscopically assisted latissimus dorsi transfer which avoids an incision through the deltoid.  By preserving the deltoid, a better and faster clinical outcome may be obtained.

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