Superior capsular reconstruction – some recent articles.
Acromial and humeral head osteolysis following superior capsular reconstruction using autologous tensor fascia lata graft
These authors reported the occurrence of acromial and humeral head osteolysis after superior capsular reconstruction (SCR) using autologous tensor fascia lata graft. In 57 patients with a minimum followup of 2 years, 35.1% (20 of 57 cases) demonstrated osteolysis: acromial osteolysis in 7, humeral head osteolysis in 3, and acromial and humeral head osteolysis in 10).
Compared with the group with no osteolysis, the osteolysis group were not noted to have inferior clinical outcomes or higher graft tear rates.
graft intact (upper left), graft tear from glenoid (upper right), mid substance tear (lower left), graft tear from tuberosity (lower right).