Shoulder instability

An accident or a collapse on the arm can lead to the head of the humerus being torn out of the socket by force.

This violent eruption of the humeral head from the acetabulum often injures the capsule, stabilising ligaments and the so-called joint lip. This results in chronic instability of the shoulder. This event is noticed by patients as an extremely painful dislocation in the shoulder area and often has to be reinserted under anaesthesia. However, if such dislocation frequently occurs in the shoulder, the result is an unstable shoulder. The patient can then also have the shoulder jump back into the socket by himself through a certain movement.

Even such unstable shoulders can be repaired today very elegantly arthroscopically (bank type suture), see film material: (film 1) (film 2) (film 3) The capsule, torn ligaments and the joint lip are reattached. Here, too, we use the latest arthroscopic techniques, which also use resorbable (self-dissolving) anchors. After a certain amount of immobilization and special physiotherapy, the shoulder can in most cases be used again at the highest sporting level without any movement restrictions.

In the majority of cases, younger active sports patients are affected, who achieve the same high level of performance as before luxation through these modern arthroscopic techniques.

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