V A Senthil Kumar, Amit Dhond, Ozair Khan, Amirullah hakkikulah khan, Ibad Patel
Aim: To evaluate the functional outcomes of the Bristow-Latarjet procedure in patients with recurrent shoulder dislocations. Objective: “Recurrent dislocation of the shoulder”, is a common problem in youngsters. Basically, the ball of the shoulder joint slips out of it’s socket. First time it is caused by significant injury, fall while playing in the playground or an accident. It becomes “recurrent”, if repeated dislocation (slipping of ball out of the socket) happens with trivial injury or in sleep too. Such patients need an MRI and Surgical treatment like Arthroscopic Bankart Repair (Key Hole surgery). But, sometimes the socket gets partly eroded by repeated dislocation, (Bony Bankart lesion) in which case, keyhole surgery cannot be performed, rather a open surgery called as Bristow latarjet procedure, is required, which prevents further recurrent dislocations.
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