A rare anatomic variant of the superior glenohumeral ligament

Rabindra L. Pradhan, Eiji Itoi, Wataru Watanabe, Shin Yamada, Hiroyuki Nagasawa, Togo Shimizu, Ikuko Wakabayashi, Kozo Sato

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Abstract

The attachment of the superior glenohumeral ligament (SGHL) to the upper pole of the glenoid is variable and 3 types have been described. We report an anatomic variant of SGHL attachment to the upper pole of the glenoid that has not heretofore been reported in the literature. In this case, the SGHL overrode the biceps origin, continued to the superior labrum posteriorly, and had no attachment to the middle glenohumeral ligament or the anterior labrum. This variant was detected during routine arthroscopic examination undertaken before surgery on a rotator cuff tear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalArthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Anatomic variant
  • Shoulder joint
  • Superior glenohumeral ligament

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Pradhan, R. L., Itoi, E., Watanabe, W., Yamada, S., Nagasawa, H., Shimizu, T., Wakabayashi, I., & Sato, K. (2001). A rare anatomic variant of the superior glenohumeral ligament. Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 17(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1053/jars.2001.17993