Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) combined with latissimus dorsi transfer (LDT) is described for patients with cuff arthropathy and a combined loss of abduction and external rotation. The purpose of this systemic review was to present clinical and radiological outcomes following RSA combined with LDT. A comprehensive literature review was performed to identify studies reporting clinical and radiological results of RSA combined with LDT. Seven articles that describe the treatment of 116 patients were selected. Functional scores, range of motion, radiological outcome, complications, rehabilitation regime, surgical technique, patient demographics and indication were analyzed and discussed. All studies reported significant improvement in functional scores and abduction and external rotation. Complications occurred in 26% of patients. Although high-level studies are lacking, this systemic review shows that RSA combined with LDT is a reliable surgical method with which to treat patients with loss of active abduction and loss of external rotation. The available data are insufficient to draw conclusions regarding the long-term outcomes of this procedure. Level of evidence: IV.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Shoulder, Arthroplasty, Latissimus dorsi