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"Simple" Arthroscopic Anterior Capsulo-Labral Reconstruction of the Shoulder

January 01, 2012

Contributors: Jeffrey D Jackson, MD; Stephen J Snyder, MD; Stephen J Snyder, MD

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This video shows the steps of a "simple" case of anterior capsulo-labral (Bankart) reconstruction of the shoulder. We believe it is critical for the arthroscopy surgeon to master the simple steps before moving on to the more complex procedures. This case also demonstrates an excellent example of a sublabral foramen, a normal anatomic variant in the shoulder. After performing the standard 15-point diagnostic arthroscopy via the posterior and anterior mid glenoid portals, we made an anterior superior portal. Then we mobilized the Barkart lesion and removed the soft tissue from the anterior glenoid using a Liberator elevator, a "Tommy Bar" leverage rod, and 4.2-mm shaver. We made three drill holes and tapped on the edge of the anterior inferior glenoid. We then placed the anchors and sutured the capsule and labrum to the anchor using suture passers. We tied the knots, which secured the labrum and capsule and restored anterior shoulder stability. This educational video shows an efficient technique for performing an anterior capsulo-labral reconstruction of the shoulder.

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