Arthroscopic Bankart repair: Have we finally reached a gold standard?

Alessandro Castagna, Raffaele Garofalo, Marco Conti, Brody Flanagin

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Traditionally, surgical stabilization of the unstable shoulder has been performed through an open incision. Arthroscopic Bankart repair with suture anchors is now widely considered the treatment of choice for anterior shoulder instability in patients who have failed conservative management. Many different factors have now been elucidated for adequate treatment of glenohumeral instability. Because of technical advances in instability repair combined with an increased understanding of factors that lead to recurrent instability, the outcomes following arthroscopic Bankart repair have significantly improved and approach those of open techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-405
Number of pages8
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016


  • Arthroscopy
  • Bankart repair
  • Gold standard
  • Instability
  • Shoulder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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