Fewer anchors achieves successful arthroscopic shoulder stabilization surgery: 114 patients with 4 years of follow-up.

@article{WitneyLagen2014FewerAA,
  title={Fewer anchors achieves successful arthroscopic shoulder stabilization surgery: 114 patients with 4 years of follow-up.},
  author={Caroline Witney-Lagen and Namal Perera and Sarah Rubin and Balachandran Venkateswaran},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={382-7}
}
BACKGROUND The shoulder is the most frequently dislocated joint, with an incidence of 10 to 20 per 100,000 each year. The optimum number of anchors to use in arthroscopic stabilization is a topic of growing interest; most surgeons use 3. Our stabilization technique is to commonly use only a single suture anchor to purse-string the capsulolabral tissue up and toward the glenoid. This study aimed to ascertain whether successful stabilization can be achieved with fewer than 3 anchors. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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