Arthroscopic versus open repair for traumatic anterior shoulder instability: a meta-analysis.

@article{Mohtadi2005ArthroscopicVO,
  title={Arthroscopic versus open repair for traumatic anterior shoulder instability: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Nicholas G. H. Mohtadi and Ivan J Bitar and Treny M. Sasyniuk and Robert M Hollinshead and Wade P Harper},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={652-8}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to critically evaluate the literature to determine whether open or arthroscopic surgical repair for traumatic recurrent anterior shoulder instability results in a better outcome. TYPE OF STUDY Meta-analysis. METHODS The search involved clinical studies in all languages in the MEDLINE database from 1966 to October 31, 2003. The following key words were used: (1) anterior shoulder instability, (2) Bankart lesion, (3) traumatic recurrent anterior shoulder… CONTINUE READING