Anterior Instability with Bone Avulsion: Bony Bankart Bridge Procedure

  • Burak Altintas
  • Jonathan A. Godin
  • Erik M. Fritz
  • Peter J. Millett


Avulsion fractures of the anteroinferior glenoid rim, also known as bony Bankart lesions, are commonly associated with anterior glenohumeral dislocations. Because bone deficiency of the anteroinferior glenoid can contribute to recurrent glenohumeral instability, bony Bankart lesions should be repaired whenever feasible. The Bony Bankart Bridge technique is a reproducible and excellent way of arthroscopically treating these lesions. Advantages of this technique over open procedures include superior visualization, anatomic reduction with fragment compression, and minimal invasiveness.


Bone avulsion Bony Bankart Bridge Avulsion fracture Glenohumeral instability Glenohumeral dislocation Arthroscopic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Burak Altintas
    • 1
  • Jonathan A. Godin
    • 2
  • Erik M. Fritz
    • 3
  • Peter J. Millett
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Orthopeadic Surgery and Sports MedicineUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryVirginia Tech Carilion School of MedicineRoanokeUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  4. 4.Shoulder, Knee, Elbow and Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic SurgeryThe Steadman ClinicVailUSA

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