The present study reports on a case of a 10-year-old patient with recurrent right shoulder instability after a traumatic event leading to a mid-substance tear of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament complex in an L-shaped pattern. Arthroscopic repair consisting of a 2.4 mm bioabsorbable suture anchor at the apex and a four PDS sutures placed through the capsulolabral junction leads to an anatomic repair with excellent shortterm results similar to those found in other studies. The injury pattern is thought to be about 1% of shoulder dislocations, but tear pattern recognition is critical for a successful repair and clinical result.
- Anterior instability
- Arthroscopic repair technique
- Mid-substance tear of the inferior glenohumeral ligament
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine