Arthroscopic Bankart Reconstruction
A Bankart tear happens in the labrum and capsule in the anterior (front) and inferior (bottom) part of the shoulder. This tear usually involves the inferior glenohumeral ligament, which is a key stabilizing ligament in the shoulder. Bankart tears are most common in younger people, ages 30 and under, who suffer a traumatic dislocation of the shoulder. This type of shoulder ligament tear can lead to persistent problems with instability. Shoulder instability causes the ball and socket fit of the humerus and the shoulder joint to slip out of place. Every time the shoulder slides out of the socket, it can be painful and disabling. Oftentimes, it causes additional traumatic damage to the structures of the shoulder. A Bankart tear can be a very serious issue, which is why you should seek the help of a specialized shoulder doctor at the Shoulder Institute at ORTHOKnox. They will provide you with an in-depth diagnosis to confirm you experienced a Bankart tear, as well as discuss your options for reconstruction.
The Shoulder Institute has experts in arthroscopic Bankart reconstruction. This is a technique used to repair the torn capsule and labrum and help restore stability in the shoulder. Arthroscopic Bankart reconstruction reattaches the labrum and tightens ligaments by sewing the ligaments and labrum back to the bone. A post-operative physical therapy regimen is crucial to achieving good long-term outcomes following this procedure.
Arthroscopic Bankart Reconstruction Surgery in Knoxville & Athens, TN
If you’d like to learn more about our arthroscopic Bankart reconstruction surgery or to set up an appointment to meet with Dr. David Hovis, please call our office at (865) 251-3030. You can also request an appointment using our convenient online form.