Stephen J. Snyder, MD
This video from the renowned Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI), is one of several featured in Shoulder Arthroscopy, 3rd Edition published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Anterior shoulder instability is a common problem, which requires careful investigation to fully appreciate. While the diagnosis can be easy to make, determining the ideal management can be challenging. With the current techniques and proper understanding of the pathoanatomy, excellent outcomes can be expected with arthroscopic repair in properly selected patients. Traumatic instability occurs in young active individuals and is most commonly anterior in direction. Controversy remains as to whether to repair initial dislocators; however, once patients develop recurrent instability, most shoulder specialists recommend surgical repair to prevent future recurrences, as well as the bone loss and additional articular damage, which can frequently develop with subsequent dislocations. Arthroscopic repair of Bankart lesions is now a widely accepted treatment for the vast majority of patients without bone loss. Arthroscopic techniques avoid the morbidity associated with open procedures while leading to equivalent or even improved outcomes in properly selected patients without significant bone loss. The advancements in surgical techniques, along with greater surgeon experience and better implants, have contributed to the improved outcomes of arthroscopic repair over the past decade. This video, featuring Stephen J. Snyder, MD demonstrates one SCOI approach to patients with anterior instability without significant glenoid bone loss.
- Total Run Time: 26:46 minutes
- Catalog Number: 7080
- VJO Publication Date: May, 2014