Peter J. Millett, M.D., M.Sc., Philip-C. Nolte, M.D., M.A., Justin W. Arner, M.D., Joseph D. Cooper, M.D., and Bryant P. Elrick, M.Sc.


Anterior labroligamentous periosteal sleeve avulsions represent a diagnostic and treatment challenge. They are associated with a higher number of preoperative dislocations, as well as longer chronicity, and commonly result in a scarred and medialized labrum and periosteal sleeve complex. Anterior labroligamentous periosteal sleeve avulsion lesions therefore may be commonly overlooked. The complexity of the injury pattern has been associated with double the failure rate of standard Bankart lesions after arthroscopic repair. The purpose of this article is to describe our preferred arthroscopic technique for achieving full mobilization of the labral-periosteal complex and restore it to its anatomic location using a knotless, all-suture anchor construct.

For the complete study: Arthroscopic Fixation of an Anterior Labroligamentous Periosteal Sleeve Avulsion (ALPSA) of the Shoulder