Traumatic dislocations of the shoulder can result in a bony Bankart lesion (tear). The head of the humerus (ball of upper arm bone) is stabilized against the glenoid (socket of the shoulder joint) by a combination of muscles, labrum, and ligaments. When the humeral head is forced out of place in a dislocation, the soft tissues stretch or tear, and in some cases, bone is fractured off the glenoid rim, resulting in a bony Bankart lesion.
Typically, dislocations that result in bony Bankart lesions leave the shoulder joint unstable and prone to repeat dislocations. Patients with pain and instability following a dislocation and bony Bankart injury are candidates for bony Bankart repair surgery. Reconstructive surgery of the glenoid using a bone graft can address the deficient bone, repair torn soft tissues, and restore the shoulder’s function and stability. Dr. Steven Chudik developed instruments and techniques to perform the surgery arthroscopically.Learn More
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