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Patients likely benefit from Bankart repair of initial shoulder dislocation

According to research presented here, Bankart repair following initial shoulder dislocation leads to improved patient outcomes.

A retrospective chart review was conducted to determine patient demographics and quantity of reported preoperative dislocations, and to review imaging and the quantity of anchors placed. Patients were deemed recurrent dislocators if they had more than one dislocation prior to surgery, and postoperative instability was classified as a subluxation or dislocation postoperatively reported by the patient. Patients also completed a survey to identify Simple Shoulder Test (SST) score, return to sport, postoperative instability and whether any further surgical intervention was required.

Source: Healio

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