Shoulder Procedures

Arthroscopic Bankart Repair

BankartrepairOverview

This arthroscopic procedure is used to repair a detached labrum. The labrum is a thick band of cartilage attached to the glenoid bone. It lines the shoulder socket and helps keep the ball of the humerus in place.

  1. Arthroscope Inserted
    Small incisions are made in the front and back of the shoulder. The surgeon inserts a small video camera (called an arthroscope) to view inside the joint. Small instruments are inserted to perform the procedure.
  2. Area Cleaned
    The surgeon cleans the area around the detached labrum, removing any loose particles or rough edges.
  3. Anchors Placed
    The surgeon drills a few small holes in the bone near the detached labrum. Anchors are placed in the holes. These anchors are used to hold sutures in place around the glenoid.
  4. Labrum Reattached
    The surgeon attaches the sutures to the labrum and pulls the sutures tightly against the anchors, reattaching the labrum to the glenoid.

End of Procedure

The incision can be closed with small bandages. After surgery, the arm is usually placed in a sling. Physical therapy will be needed to regain full range of motion and increased shoulder strength. Over time, the labrum will naturally reattach itself to the glenoid socket.

OrthoNeuro Physicians that Perform this Procedure:

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    Carl Berasi, DO

    Carl C. Berasi, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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    Michael Cannone, DO

    Michael B. Cannone, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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    B. Rodney Comisar, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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    Knee and Hip Seminar

    Mark E. Gittins, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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    Keith A. LaDu, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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    Orthopedic Surgeon Jeremy Mathis, DO

    Jeremy R. Mathis, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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    Robert J. Nowinski, D.O., FAOAO

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Shoulder Surgery
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    Scott P. Stephens, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Shoulder Surgery

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