Anatomic determination of humeral head retroversion: The relationship of the central axis of the humeral head to the bicipital groove

Edward Tillett, Mark Smith, S Marcus Fulcher, Joel Shanklin

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Abstract

The relationship of the central axis of the humeral head to the bicipital groove was studied in 18 fresh cadaver specimens. The central axis was an average of 9 mm posterior to the posterior margin of the bicipital groove. In reproduction of humeral head retroversion during humeral head replacement surgery, the lateral fin of the prosthesis should be placed at this location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-256
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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