In the world of orthopedic medicine, no other joint is as prone and susceptible to dislocations as the shoulder joint with more than one third of all shoulder injuries being shoulder dislocations. Trauma is the primary cause of a shoulder dislocation. Multiple etiologic aspects need to be considered when determining the best approach to treating recurrent shoulder instability.
This article, “Open Reconstruction of the Anterior Glenohumeral Capsulolabral Structures with Tendon Allograft in Chronic Shoulder instability”, offers insight on the open reconstruction technique using a tendon allograft. Other approaches are discussed in the article and advantages to the technique highlighted.