Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Capsulorrhaphy

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Abstract

Summary

Shoulder dislocation is a common cause of upper extremity disability. The recurrence rate is inversely proportional to the patient's age at the initial dislocation. There are several pathologic variations of anterior/inferior glenohumeral ligament laxity. The indications, contraindications, as well as the surgical procedure are reviewed in the following text. The postoperative rehabilitation program is briefly described.

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