Thermal Shrinkage: Indications and Surgical Technique


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Abstract

Summary:Thermal shrinkage has become an increasingly used surgical technique in the management of shoulder instability. A review of reported studies provides insight into the potential therapeutic role for thermal shrinkage and which patient groups may be most appropriately treated with this procedure. Additionally, research has demonstrated that certain technical issues specific to thermal shrinkage can potentially improve the safety of its clinical application. Future studies on the results and complications of thermal shrinkage will provide necessary information to further refine patient selection and improve the surgical technique.

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