Scapular glenopolar angle in anterior shoulder dislocation cases

Özhan Pazarcı, Nazım Aytekin, Seyran Kılınç, Hayati Öztürk
2018 Anatomy (International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Anatomy)  
Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the glenoid with glenopolar angle measurements in cases with anterior shoulder dislocation and controls. Methods: The glenopolar angle was measured retrospectively on direct radiographs of patients with shoulder dislocation (n=60), and a control group (n=42). Results: The glenopolar angle of patients with anterior shoulder dislocation showed an anatomical difference, being significantly lower in anterior shoulder dislocation cases compared to the
more » ... es compared to the control group; 32.31±2.01 and 34.5±2.32, respectively (p<0.001). Conclusion: The glenopolar angle, and thus the glenoid alignment is a possible risk factor and should be considered during assessment and management of these cases.
doi:10.2399/ana.18.075 fatcat:hj57svsbqjhzhikfgieswlrsxy