Arthroscopic Bankart repair aims to treat a Bankart lesion using an arthroscope and suture anchorage. It is a minimally invasive procedure and shows a better prognosis than open repair procedures.
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Why did my shoulder get dislocated for the second time? How do I treat it?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I met with an accident some nine years ago which resulted in a chip fracture of the left shoulder acromion. After nine months, I had a shoulder dislocation in the same shoulder which was corrected by a bone setter at home. Recently, the same shoulder again got dis... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Shoulder dislocation in sleep and also for the second time points that you will require a surgery called arthroscopic Bankart repair. Also, shoulder dislocation can be prevented if you avoid external rotation of the arm and shoulder. A simple arm sling brace wil... Read Full »
My shoulder has slipped multiple times during sport. What do I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a softball player and my position is the catcher. I have been playing my position for two years and in these two years, my left shoulder has partially slipped at least 50 times or more. It has been bothering me a lot even when I am not doing anything. What do I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For recurrent shoulder dislocation, you need further investigation and treatment. MRI might show Hill-Sachs lesion or Bankart lesion which are injuries of the shoulder joint due to repeated dislocations. Hill-Sachs injury is a bony defect and you may need investigat... Read Full »
How can I keep safe during travel after a shoulder surgery for labrum tear?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a labrum tear. I had shoulder surgery done a month ago. They repaired the tissues back into place. My cousins have planned for a trip to the beach next month. The doctor has advised me to take off the sling that week. I do not know if I can go with them soon after removing the slin... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you recently had surgery on the shoulder (I guess it is arthroscopic Bankart repair). In any case, I would not restrict you from going to the occasion. However, I generally advise my patients not to lift the arm or rotate the arm outwards for a min... Read Full »