The close of December may have brought about a change in the calendar, but Ortho Rhode Island’s orthopedic surgeons have continued to innovate as always. Last month, Dr. Matthew Plante performed an innovative surgical procedure to treat chronic shoulder instability in a patient who’d had multiple prior surgeries performed elsewhere.
The technique, known as distal tibia allograft augmentation, used tibial allograft bone and cartilage –healthy tissues from a donor’s leg – to augment the patient’s native glenoid, commonly called the shoulder socket. This state-of-the-art operation allows the patient to have a more stable shoulder with better function, and ultimately an improved quality of life.
Dr. Plante’s innovative procedure is another example of Ortho Rhode Island’s longstanding commitment to offering leading-edge orthopedic care. Dr. Plante specializes in sports injuries involving the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He offers a broad range of treatments involving operative and non-operative management.