We aimed to evaluate our functional and aesthetic results of high scapula patients who were treated with Woodward procedure.
Materials and Methods: Nine congenital high scapula patients treated with Woodward procedure were evaluated retrospectively. Cavendish scoring system and visual analog scale (VAS) were used for evaluation. Pre- and postoperative range of motions of shoulder joint were also noted.
Results: Age range was 3-11 years (average: 5.33) and average follow up period was 21.8 months (13-32). There were 6 girls and 3 boys. Shoulder abduction angle was increased in all patients (average 48.3°). Cavendish scores and aesthetic appearance were better at postoperative controls. Range of shoulder motions was better in the patients who had no omovertebral bone than the ones having omovertebral bone. No complication was noted.
Conclusion: Woodward procedure involves only soft tissue reconstruction without need for osteotomy and is a safe and effective surgical procedure with low complication rates in the treatment of congenital high scapula.