Effectiveness of arthroscopic versus open surgical stabilisation for the management of traumatic anterior glenohumeral instability.
Choong Ng, Andrea Bialocerkowski, Rana Hinman
Int J Evid Based Healthc | Published : 2007
Background Anterior instability is a frequent complication following a traumatic glenohumeral dislocation. Frequently the underlying pathology associated with recurrent instability is a Bankart lesion. Surgical correction of Bankart lesions and other associated pathology is the key to successful treatment. Open surgical glenohumeral stabilisation has been advocated as the gold standard because of consistently low postoperative recurrent instability rates. However, arthroscopic glenohumeral stabilisation could challenge open surgical repair as the gold standard treatment for traumatic anterior glenohumeral instability. Objectives Primary evidence that compared the effectiveness of arthrosco..View full abstract