Open Latarjet Technique for Excessive Bone Loss Associated with Shoulder Instability


Originally broadcast October 15th, 2019 - Watch as Dr. Robert Arciero performs a Latarjet procedure to address complications due to shoulder instability. The Latarjet procedure, developed in the 1950's was designed to reconstitute bone loss on the glenoid and the conjoint tendon attached to the coracoid process also resists instability events. 


Performing Physician:

Dr. Robert Arciero

Professor and Chief of the Sports Medicine Division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UConn Health,

Director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowshop Program at UConn Health


Dr. Robert Arciero is a professor and chief of the Sports Medicine Division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UConn Health. As team physician for the UConn athletic programs, he provides sports care for the men's and women’s basketball, men and womens soccer, football, and hockey teams. Prior to his arrival at UConn, Dr. Arciero spent 13 years at Keller Army Hospital at West Point, NY, as the Chief of Orthopaedics and Director of the U.S. Army’s Bone & Soft Tissue Trauma Fellowship. In his rank of Colonel, he served two tours of duty including Operation Desert Storm/Shield in Saudi Arabia and Iraq in 1990-1991, for which he received a Bronze Star. In 2014-2015, Dr. Arciero was recognized for his service and leadership and was President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the premier orthopaedic sports society in the world. He has been Program Chairman for this society and has organized 10 meetings instructing his peers.