Insert a suture into the infraspinatus tendon. enlarge

Insert a suture into the infraspinatus tendon.

To protect its distal periosteal sleeve, the greater tuberosity is pushed gently into the shoulder cavity instead of being retracted laterally.


Grabbing bone fragments with a forceps or clamp will typically increase comminution of osteoporotic bone. enlarge

Pitfall: use of forceps or clamps in osteoporotic bone
Grabbing bone fragments with a forceps or clamp will typically increase comminution of osteoporotic bone. This should be avoided by using sutures as “handles” for manipulation and reduction.