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360 Degree Global Shoulder Stabilization
Dr. James Chen, M.D. - In San Francisco, CA



Dr. Chen's technique for 360 Degree Global Shoulder Stabilization.

An arthroscopic procedure performed to stabilize the shoulder after an injury has caused tearing of the anterior, superior, and posterior labrum. This is called a 360 degree repair or Global Shoulder Stabilization of a Bankart, SLAP, and Reverse Bankart tears. Through 2 or 3 small incisions around the shoulder sutures are introduced into displaced labral tissue. The tissue is brought to its proper position then secured to the bone of the shoulder socket by driving absorbable anchors into small, drilled holes. This recreates the normal anatomy of the shoulder socket thus stabilizing the joint.

Common Questions about 360 Degree Global Shoulder Stabilization

What is a 360 Degree shoulder stabilization?

A 360 degree repair is a repair of the anterior, superior, and posterior labrum. This consists of a Bankart, SLAP, and reverse Bankart repair.

How is it performed?

The torn labral tissue is repaired to the glenoid rim (socket) with plastic suture anchors.

What order of the repair is performed?

Typically a SLAP repair is first performed, followed by a posterior Bankart repair, followed by the anterior Bankart repair.

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