Chapter 3 Instability


CHAPTER 3 | Instability

FIGURE 3-133  Right shoulder, anterosuperolateral viewing portal. Knotless Bankart repair has reestablished the anterior capsulolabral tension. Because of the placement of the LabralTapes as vertical mattress sutures, the bone sockets for the suture anchors are covered by labrum and are not visible. G, glenoid.

■ The superior glenohumeral ligament (SGHL) is located directly anteroinferior to the root of the biceps. In ante- rior instability cases that have both Bankart and SLAP lesions, there is typically a disruption of the SGHL. We believe that an SGHL tear should be repaired with its own suture anchor (Fig. 3-136) because of its impor- tance as the primary restraint against anterior instabil- ity with the arm at the side. FIGURE 3-135  Superior glenohumeral ligament has also been repaired with a separate LabralTape (*) and suture anchor. G, glenoid; H, humeral head.

the instability injury and should be repaired regard- less of the patient’s age. SLAP repair enhances anterior stability. Therefore, we repaired the SLAP lesion in this patient.

FIGURE 3-134  SLAP repair. Note that the LabralTape has been placed as a vertical mattress suture so that the labrum will fully cover the PushLock in its bone socket once the suture anchor has been fully seated. G, glenoid.

FIGURE 3-136  SutureLasso (Arthrex, Inc., Naples, FL) has been passed through the superior glenohumeral ligament (SGHL) in order to shuttle a LabralTape for repair of the SGHL. G, glenoid; H, humeral head.

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