Steinbeck J, Jerosch J (Westphalian Wilhelms Univ, Muenster, Germany)
Arthroscopic Transglenoid Stabilization versus Open anchor Suturing in Traumatic Anterior Instability of the Shoulder.
Am J Sports Med 26: 373-378, 1998.
Till recently, the traumatic anterior instability of the shoulder was treated by the open Bankart operation. Now the same procedure can be performed arthroscopically. The two procedures have been compared with a minimum follow up to 36 months. The results of arthroscopic surgery were found to be inferior to the open surgery.
Ferretti A, De Carli A, Calderaro M, et al (Univ of Rome “La Sapienza”)
Open Capsulorrhaphy with Suture Anchors for Recurrent Anterior Dislocation of the Shoulder.
Am J Sports Med 26: 625-629, 1998.
Recurrent anterior shoulder dislocation has been treated by various procedures including staple capsulorrhaphy. The authors have evaluated the results of non-absorbable suture anchors with a 2-4 years follow up.
95% of patients had a satisfactory surgical outcome. 18 of 22 patients could go back to active competitive sports (overhead or collision sports). 2 operations were unsuccessful – one had deep seated infection and the other had recurrent dislocation.