Shoulder instability is common in military populations, and this demographic represents individuals at high risk for recurrence. Surgical management is often indicated, especially in high-demand young individuals, and provides a predictable return to military duties. Accurate recognition of glenoid bone loss and other associated anatomic lesions is of importance for appropriate selection between arthroscopic capsulolabral repair and bony reconstruction procedures. A thorough understanding of underlying pathology, diagnostic testing, and available treatment options provides for optimal care of the unstable shoulder.
Keywords: ALPSA; Bankart lesion; Glenohumeral instability; Glenoid bone loss; HAGL; Labrum; Military; Shoulder dislocation.
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