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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.v10.i3.40
11 pages

Anterior Stabilization of the Shoulder by Means of an Artificial Capsular Reinforcement and Arthroscopy— Part I: Surgical Technique

Mikel Sanchez
Unidad de Cirugia Artroscopica, Policlinica San Jose, BeatoTomas de Zumarraga 10, 01008 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
R. Cuellar
Servicio deTraumatologia, Hospital Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, San Sebastian-Donostia, Basque Country, Spain
A. Garcia
Servicio deTraumatologia, Hospital Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, San Sebastian-Donostia, Basque Country, Spain
J. Albillos
Servicio deTraumatologfa, Policlinica de Guipuzcoa, San Sebastian-Donostia, Basque Country, Spain
J. Azofra
Unidad de Cirugia Artroscopica, Policlinica San Jose, BeatoTomas de Zumarraga 10, 01008 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain

ABSTRACT

A new arthroscopically aided operative technique for the stabilization of the shoulder by means of an anterior capsular reinforcement is presented. We show the results attained with the technique in 167 operated patients (168 shoulders) and a follow-up between 1-7 years. We recommend this technique for those more complex cases of globally unstable shoulder.