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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
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ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.v10.i3.50
11 pages

Anterior Stabilization of the Shoulder by Means of an Artificial Capsular Reinforcement and Arthroscopy— Part II: Results

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

We present the results achieved by the shoulder stabilization technique, described in Part I, through ligamentoplasty of capsular reinforcement aided by arthroscopy. It was carried out as a multicenter project on 167 patients (168 shoulders) reporting recurrence of anterior instability of a complex nature. The follow-up was between 1 and 7 years, and it showed that only 6 patients (3.57%) reported recurrence of instability. Another 6 (3.57%) presented an isolated episode of dislocation or luxation caused by trauma, but these are still free from symptoms of apprehension. From these results we conclude that this new technique broadens the perspectives of the treatment by arthroscopic surgery of anterior instability of the shoulder, especially in those cases where laxity and salvage are of the more complex kind.