Free Bone Block Graft
Distal Tibia Allograft Workstation for Glenoid Bone Loss
Treatment of shoulder instability due to glenoid bone loss can be challenging. Common reconstructive techniques include the Latarjet procedure (coracoid transfer) or glenoid augmentation using autograft iliac crest. Dr. Matthew Provencher has described an alternative that uses fresh distal tibia allograft (DTA).1 The lateral portion of the distal tibia is a great match to the patient’s glenoid because it has similar curvature, dense bone, and cartilage.