Open repair of multidirectional shoulder instability

Avi S. Robinson, Adam Lindsay, Pradeep Kodali, Gordon Nuber, Rachel M. Frank

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Multidirectional instability (MDI) of the shoulder, typically an atraumatic condition, refers to the ability to dislocate or subluxate the glenohumeral joint anteriorly, posteriorly, and inferiorly. Patients with atraumatic MDI generally have pathologic laxity contributing to their instability. Treatment is initially conservative. For those that fail conservative management, the open inferior capsular shift remains a powerful tool for correction of MDI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sports Medicine, Third Edition
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780323763004
ISBN (Print)9780323763011
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • inferior capsular shift
  • multidirectional instability
  • open repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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