The shoulder is an intricate joint comprised of several bones and tissues. The glenoid labrum is the most important tissue in the shoulder because it helps stabilize the joint. This rubbery tissue can easily become torn if you get a dislocated shoulder. You will have to deal with severe pain, instability and repeated shoulder dislocations if you do not get the glenoid labrum fixed in a timely manner. The best way to fix this shoulder issue without having to deal with a lot of painful side effects is by undergoing an arthroscopic bankart repair.
An arthroscopic bankart repair is a specialized surgery designed to eliminate shoulder dislocations and pain by repairing tears in the glenoid labrum. The labrum and other ligaments will become separated from the glenoid when a tear occurs. Reattaching these important tissues to the glenoid during the bankart repair surgery should eliminate your painful symptoms. It will also allow you to use your shoulder without worrying about another dislocation.
It is always wise to avoid surgery at all costs, so your glenoid labrum tear may first be treated with medication and physical therapy. You will only be a strong candidate for an arthroscopic bankart repair surgery if these methods are not able to eliminate your painful symptoms.
Since the bankart repair is performed with an arthroscope, it is considered a minimally-invasive surgery. This means that you will likely be able to go home on the same day. In order to have the simplest and easier recovery possible, it’s imperative to follow our surgeon’s aftercare instructions and take it as easy as possible for the recommended amount of time. Once the shoulder is fully healed, you should be able to comfortably perform any activity without pain or inflammation.
Talk to Dr. Mattalino at Mattalino Orthopaedics to get all the facts about arthroscopic bankart repair. Our office is conveniently located in Phoenix, AZ. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started.