Kumaraswami Ramulu Dussa1, Aseem Niranjan Parekh2, Kiran Sudhakar Belsare3, Jitesh Ramesh Shinde4, Nazmuddin Jainuddin Jetaji5
BACKGROUND Anterior glenohumeral dislocation is a commonly seen pathology in clinical practice of orthopaedic traumatology. This is a study of the functional outcome of arthroscopic Bankart repair in forty patients.
MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients with posttraumatic anterior dislocation of shoulder were treated by arthroscopic repair from Jan 2012 to June 2104. Forty patients, with an average age of 28.96 years (range 20-40 years), were reviewed in the study. The average followup period was 6 months. University of California, Los Angeles Shoulder Rating Scale was used to evaluate the outcome after surgery. The scale takes into account the recurrence rates, range of motion, as well as postoperative function and return to sporting activities.
RESULTS Thirty four patients (85.00%) had satisfactory results, whereas six patients (15.00%) had unsatisfactory results. Eighty five percent patients had stability compared with the normal-sided shoulder and were able to return to sports. There were no cases of redislocation observed in this study.
CONCLUSION Arthroscopic Bankart repair using suture anchors to reattach the torn labroligamentous complex is a treatment method with good functional outcomes, reliable results and satisfactory postoperative shoulder motion with low recurrence rates.