Outcome after modified Putti-Platt procedure for recurrent traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations

Gijs I.T. Iordens, Esther M.M. Van Lieshout, Bernd C. Van Es, Niels W.L. Schep, Roelf S. Breederveld, Peter Patka, Dennis Den Hartog*

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Most recent studies on procedures for stabilizing the glenohumeral joint focus on arthroscopic techniques. A relatively simple open procedure is the modified Putti-Platt procedure. The aim of these retrospective case series was to evaluate the functional outcome, patient satisfaction, and quality of life of patients who underwent this procedure. After a median follow-up time of 4.7 (P25-P75 1.7-6.8) years, fifty-one patients could be enrolled with a mean age of 25 (21-39) years. Five patients (10 %) reported re-dislocations. The median Constant score for the affected side was 84 (P25-P75 75-91). Median loss of motion in abduction, elevation, external rotation, and external rotation in 90° of abduction did not exceed 10° when compared to the healthy shoulder. A median Rowe score of 92 (P25-P75 75-95) was measured. The WOSI score and SF-36 showed excellent quality of life. The VAS proved high patient satisfaction with the outcome; 7.9 (6.8-9.5). We concluded that the modified Putti-Platt procedure leads to excellent outcome scores and only marginal restriction in range of motion combined with a high patient satisfaction. Our data prove that excellent results can be obtained with a relatively simple open procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalStrategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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