Shoulder Instability After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: a Case of Arthroscopic Repair

HSS Journal: Volume 10, Issue 1

Albert O. Gee, MD

Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington

Michael E. Angeline, MD

Mercy Health System

Joshua S. Dines, MD
Joshua S. Dines, MD

Associate Attending Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

David M. Dines, MD
David M. Dines, MD

Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chairman and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine at LIJ


Arthroscopy has become a mainstay of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery. A host of intra-articular and periarticular lesions can now be safely and effectively addressed using arthroscopic techniques in both native and prosthetic joints.

Although not common, arthroscopy after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) can be a valuable tool in addressing postoperative issues including instability, infection, component loosening, and pain. We describe a case of atraumatic posterior instability after a TSA, which was addressed arthroscopically, and then review indications for arthroscopic management of the painful total shoulder.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 10, Issue 1.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal published three times a year, February, July and October. The Journal accepts and publishes peer reviewed articles from around the world that contribute to the advancement of the knowledge of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.


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