Shoulder Tendon Transfers for Rotator Cuff Deficiency

Joseph C. Talbot, Adam C. Watts, Jean Grimberg, Lennard Funk*

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Tendon transfer surgery can be employed to improve function in a select group of patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears or used in combination with reverse geometry shoulder arthroplasty performed for rotator cuff deficiency and arthrosis. This review aims to aid shoulder surgeons in patient selection for surgery, including the indications and contra-indications to tendon transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalShoulder and Elbow
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • irreparable cuff tear
  • latissimus dorsi
  • rotator cuff tear
  • Tendon transfer


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