Gökhan Ragıp Ulusoy

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty of Kafkas University, Kars, Turkey

Keywords: Arthroscopic, fixation, fracture, glenoid.


In this article, we report a 41-year-old right-handed male patient with Ideberg-type Vb fracture who was treated with arthroscopic reduction and fixation. The patient was a laborer who suffered from a high-energy trauma (fall from height). X-ray revealed an intra-articular fracture of the left scapula. Computed tomography with three-dimension reconstruction confirmed the fracture type to be an Ideberg-type Vb glenoid fracture. The patient was operated, discharged on postoperative day two, and was able to continue his daily activities even at two months postoperatively. At six months, the University of California at Los Angeles shoulder score was 33 of 35 and the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire score was 2 of 100. Arthroscopic reduction and fixation of Idebergtype Vb fracture appears to be safe with good radiological and clinical outcomes.