Bankart Repair Questioned for Certain Young Athletes

Orthopedics This Week—September 23, 2015

Orthopedics This Week covers a review article co-authored by Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS, sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, on open versus arthroscopic repair for anterior shoulder instability.

"When a 17-year-old high school football player comes to see me after he has already had three dislocations then I am going to be more concerned about bone loss," said Dr. Cordasco.  "With each repeated instability episode there is the potential for bone loss from the anterior/inferior glenoid or posterolateral humeral head. Surgeons need to lower the threshold for considering bone loss; plain radiographs alone are often not sufficient to analyze bone deficiencies."

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