Artroscopic management of glenohumeral instability

Bradley J. Nelson, Robert A. Arciero

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There has been substantial development of techniques for performing arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder over the past 20 years. A multitude of arthroscopic techniques have been developed in an attempt to manage the unstable glenohumeral joint while decreasing surgical morbidity. The results obtained with arthroscopic stabilization have been widely variable. This review will examine the current status of arthroscopic management of glenohumeral instability. The techniques and results of arthroscopic stabilization for primary anterior glenohumeral instability, recurrent anterior instability, and multidirectional instability will be discussed. A brief discussion on thermal capsulorrhaphy is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)602-614
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


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