Surgical Technique: Arthroscopic Bankart and SLAP Lesion Repair

Abstract

Dr. Brian Cole performs arthroscopic Bankart and SLAP (superior labrum from anterior to posterior) lesion repair on a 21-year-old male collegiate-level wrestler who had several previous dislocation and/or subluxation events. Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization was indicated because of the patient's recurrent instability and his inability to participate in athletics. After performing an examination under anesthesia and identifying the principle direction of instability as anteroinferior, Dr. Cole uses a double-cannula technique to first arthroscopically repair the patient's superior labral tear first and then the anteroinferior labral tear. Arthroscopic anchor placement is clearly illustrated.

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