Innovations in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder: advances in arthroscopic shoulder stabilization

      Arthroscopic stabilization techniques continue to evolve. Our goals include a near-anatomic reconstruction of the shoulder, maintainance of maximum range of motion, return to physical activities with minimum chance of recurrence or complications, and reduction of morbidity. New procedures continue to be challenging, but new techniques are allowing us to approach our goal. Early arthroscopic techniques emphasized capsule transfer, but transglenoid fixation was inadequate. Attempts at easier techniques included use of glenoid tacs and thermal reduction of capsular volume. Both techniques have had increased failure rates as a result of inadequate postoperative stabilization. The suture anchor technique currently used approaches the time-tested open repair technique.
      • Abrams J.S.
      Shoulder stabilization and evolving trends in arthroscopic repair.
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