Arthroscopic Bankart Repair: How It Looks Today

  • Nuno Gomes
  • Mikel Aramberri
  • Helder Fonte


Several treatment approaches for shoulder instability are possible, from conservative to surgical. Still, many surgical techniques have been described to address this condition, each with different indications according to the pathological findings, patient’s age, activity level and expectations. Besides the capsulolabral detachment from the glenoid, a plastic deformation of the capsule also occurs every time a shoulder dislocates, particularly at the first event, with variable degrees of bony lesions. It is this variability in the type and extent of the imaging and arthroscopic findings, along with the natural clinical history of each unstable shoulder, that make it of utmost importance to precisely define the instability pattern in order to select the most appropriate treatment. We present an overview of the current indications for the capsulolabral repair and the latest techniques and hardware available for that purpose.


Shoulder instability Bankart repair Shoulder arthroscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nuno Gomes
    • 1
  • Mikel Aramberri
    • 2
  • Helder Fonte
    • 3
  1. 1.Hospital das Forças Armadas and Hospital da LuzPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Alai Sport Medicine ClinicMadridSpain
  3. 3.Hospital das Forças Armadas and Centro Hospitalar do PortoPortoPortugal

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