The shoulder joint is naturally unstable and held in place by the combined action of our muscles, tendons and the glenoid labrum. A high degree of trauma can cause the joint to dislocate. If a shoulder has dislocated once, it is much more likely to happen again, which can lead to osteoarthritis. The shoulder will dislocate more and more often, eventually even during every-day movements. There are two treatments: Bankart repair (arthroscopic surgery to restore tension to the capsule and repair the labrum) or Latarjet repair (bone block).
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