Open anterior repair without routine capsulorraphy for traumatic anterior shoulder instability in a community setting

Edward V. Fehringer, David C. Buck, Susan E. Puumala, David J. Clare, Patrick E. Clare

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Abstract

Anterior shoulder instability repairs often are performed but rarely reported in community practices. This study assessed outcomes after open anterior repairs without routine capsulorraphy by a community surgeon. Repairs were performed in 64 consecutive shoulders; patient self-assessment questionnaires were mailed to all patients after a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Eighty-three percent reported excellent or good modified Rowe scores at mean follow-up of 5 years. Patients who reported 100% elevation had better outcomes than those who did not report 100% elevation, whereas patients who reported 100% external or internal rotation had comparable outcomes to patients who did not report 100% rotation. Open anterior repair without routine capsulorraphy yielded good outcomes in this community setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOrthopedics
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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