It is found in patients with recurrent anterior dislocation of the shoulder.
The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint in which the ball at the upper end of the humerus (arm bone) joins with the socket (glenoid) at the Scapula (shoulder blade). The socket is in itself shallow. It is deepened by the Glenoid labrum which is a cartilaginous structure attached circumferentially to the rim of the glenoid cavity. The capsule of the shoulder joint is attached to the edge of the glenoid labrum. In a Bankart’s lesion the glenoid labrum is detached from its bony attachment with the glenoid at the front of the joint. asd
Symptoms and Signs
The humerus can dislocate to the front leading to recurrent episodes of anterior dislocation of the shoulder joint or instability. In instability there may not be a clear cut history of dislocation as the original injury may have been only a subluxation (partial dislocation). Pain on overhead activities be the only symptom.
Arthroscopic Bankart repair cures recurrent dislocation of shoulder. If there is bone loss, then an open Latarjet procedure can be done.
See how Arthroscopic Bankart repair is performed in this video.