The Latarjet operation, also known as the Latarjet-Bristow procedure, is a surgical procedure used to treat recurrent shoulder dislocations and shoulder instability, typically caused by bone loss or a fracture of the glenoid.
Shoulder instability treatment/ recurrent shoulder dislocation treatment(procedure)
The surgery involves removal of a portion of coracoids process from the scapula along with the muscles attached to it, and fixing the coracoid process in front of glenoid. This placement of the coracoid acts as a bone block, and combined with the transferred muscles acting as a strut, prevents further dislocation of the joint. In other words, removing a piece of bone from one part of the shoulder, and transferring it to the front of shoulder socket. The transferred bone acts as a physical barrier preventing the shoulder joint from dislocation and the transferred muscles gives additional stability to the joint.
The latarjet surgery is ideal treatment suited for patients with shoulder instability, recurrent shoulder dislocations, shoulder subluxations and patients with bone defects in the glenoid cavity.