Isolated tear of the cord-like middle glenohumeral ligament in Buford complex: A case report.

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RATIONALE: We describe a rare case of the isolated tear in the cord-like middle glenohumeral ligament (MGHL) in Buford complex. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in the English literature about the isolated tear of cord-like MGHL in Buford complex. The present report describes in detail our experience with the diagnosis of isolated tear of the cord-like MGHL in Buford complex and management. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 50-year-old female patient visited our hospital with pain and stiffness in the right shoulder that lasted for 9 months. DIAGNOSES: The clinical impression was frozen shoulder by primary impingement syndrome of right shoulder and the magnetic resonance (MR) images showed tear of cord-like MGHL. INTERVENTIONS: We repaired the torn MGHL with the arthroscopic technique. OUTCOMES: Positive outcome by arthroscopic repair demonstrates that this disease entity is one of spectrum of pathologic condition in shoulder joint. LESSONS: Isolated tear of cord-like MGHL should be restored to the original anatomy for positive outcome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, B-I; Kim, YB; Won, SH; Hwang, SC; Choi, S-W; Nho, J-H; Chun, D-I

Published Date

  • November 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 45

Start / End Page

  • e8604 -

PubMed ID

  • 29137087

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5690780

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-5964

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MD.0000000000008604


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States