High risk of capsular restretching found among women and elite athletes

Even after successful arthroscopic Bankart repair and capsular shift, women, elite athletes and patients with frequent dislocations were at high risk of capsular restretching, according to study results. Researchers evaluated the functional outcomes of 105 patients who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair and capsular shift for anterior shoulder instability and computed tomography arthrography (CTA) at 3 months and 1 year postoperatively. Of the 105 patients, 27 patients also had preoperative CTA, which was used to compare preoperative and 3-month postoperative CTA measurements, while all 105 patients were used for all other comparisons.

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Source: Healio