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Operative Treatment of Irreparable Rupture of the Subscapularis*† by MICHAEL A. WIRTH, and CHARLES A. ROCKWOOD J Bone Joint Surg Am Volume 79(5):722-31.

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1 Operative Treatment of Irreparable Rupture of the Subscapularis*† by MICHAEL A. WIRTH, and CHARLES A. ROCKWOOD J Bone Joint Surg Am Volume 79(5): May 1, 1997 ©1997 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

2 Figs. 1 through 6: Illustrations of the operative procedure. MICHAEL A. WIRTH, and CHARLES A. ROCKWOOD, JR. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1997;79: ©1997 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

3 Fig. 2 A bone trough is made lateral to the bicipital groove in the distal half of the greater tuberosity. MICHAEL A. WIRTH, and CHARLES A. ROCKWOOD, JR. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1997;79: ©1997 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

4 Fig. 3 Stay sutures, which had been placed in the pectoralis major, are passed into the bone trough and out through the cortical drill-holes. MICHAEL A. WIRTH, and CHARLES A. ROCKWOOD, JR. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1997;79: ©1997 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

5 Fig. 4 The pectoralis major tendon is transferred lateral to the bicipital groove and is secured into the bone trough. MICHAEL A. WIRTH, and CHARLES A. ROCKWOOD, JR. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1997;79: ©1997 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

6 Fig. 5 An osteotome is used to detach the pectoralis minor tendon, in continuity with the coracoacromial ligament, from the superior aspect of the coracoid. MICHAEL A. WIRTH, and CHARLES A. ROCKWOOD, JR. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1997;79: ©1997 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

7 Fig. 6 The coracoacromial ligament extension of the pectoralis minor tendon is transferred across the bicipital groove and is secured into the bone trough. MICHAEL A. WIRTH, and CHARLES A. ROCKWOOD, JR. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1997;79: ©1997 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

8 Figs. 7-A through 7-D: Photographs of a forty-four-year-old man, made fourteen months after reconstruction of the right shoulder with transfer of the right pectoralis major tendon. MICHAEL A. WIRTH, and CHARLES A. ROCKWOOD, JR. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1997;79: ©1997 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

9 Fig. 7-B Active external rotation and internal rotation of the shoulders. MICHAEL A. WIRTH, and CHARLES A. ROCKWOOD, JR. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1997;79: ©1997 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

10 Fig. 7-D The finding on the lift-off test was normal. MICHAEL A. WIRTH, and CHARLES A. ROCKWOOD, JR. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1997;79: ©1997 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.


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