Promising outcomes seen with arthroscopic osseous Bankart repair

This 5-year to 8-year follow-up study showed arthroscopic osseous Bankart repair is efficacious for patients with greater than 15% loss of the inferior glenoid diameter and can provide normalized glenoid morphology as well as low rates of dislocation.

Investigators studied 46 patients with substantial glenoid bone loss who underwent arthroscopic osseous Bankart repair for treatment of traumatic anterior glenohumeral instability. Final follow-up data at a mean of 6.2 years was available for 38 patients. Investigators evaluated shoulder function with the Rowe rating scale and Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index (WOSI). At the final follow-up, forward flexion, external rotation with the arm at the side, external rotation at 90° abduction and vertebral level of internal rotation were evaluated. Glenoid bone loss was calculated with the use of 3-D CT images.


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