A novel shoulder disability staging system for scapulothoracic arthrodesis in patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy

Erena I., Birsel O., Cakmak O. O., Aslanger A. D., Ozdemir Y. G., Eraslan S., ...More

ORTHOPAEDICS & TRAUMATOLOGY-SURGERY & RESEARCH, vol.106, no.4, pp.701-707, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Scapulothoracic arthrodesis (STA) is a well-established surgical technique to provide scapular stabilisation in patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD). There is no staging or scoring systems available to guide surgical decision. The aim of this study was to develop a staging system to evaluate the shoulder disability in patients with FSHD to guide surgical decision-making and assess its reliability among surgeons.