Does Shoulder Lengthening Require A Bone Graft Or Just Bone Putty?
Q: Dr. Eppley, in regards to shoulder widening surgery by osteotomy. Does the sagittal split osteotomy + oblique osteotomy require a bone graft from the body or just putty? And how long will the patient be in a sling?
A: In answer to your shoulder lengthening questions:
1) Bone putty is used not an autologous bone graft.
2) I don’t put patients in arm slings.
Dr. Barry Eppley