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Infected suture anchors in the shoulder

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      Abstract

      Symptomatic anterior glenohumeral instability secondary to a Bankart lesion may require surgical reconstruction and repair of labral pathology. In this report, a Bankart repair was performed using metallic suture anchors. An infection developed around the anchors necessitating their removal. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an infection associated with a suture anchor device.

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