Long-term result after traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation: What works best?

Alexander Van Tongel, Francesco Rosa, Greg Heffernan, Ofer Levy, Giuseppe Sforza

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Traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation is a common pathology. To inform the patient, it is therefore important to know the natural history of anterior dislocation and the long-term result of conservative treatment versus the long-term results of operative treatment. In this review article, we compare the effectiveness of various anatomical and non-anatomical interventions and between open and arthroscopic surgery. Evaluating of the result, we focused on the recurrence of instability, return to sport, and prevalence of articular cartilage degeneration in the several treatments.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMusculoskeletal Surgery
Issue numberSUPP
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Conservative treatment
  • Natural history
  • Operative treatment
  • Review
  • Traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)


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