All-Suture Anchor Dynamic Anterior Stabilization Produced Successful Healing of the Biceps Tendon: A Report of 3 Cases

JBJS Case Connect. 2021 Feb 17;11(1). doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.20.00149.


Cases: Three patients (age, 15-34 years) who had a history of chronic traumatic anteroinferior glenohumeral instability (2-10 dislocations) and preoperatively documented Bankart and Hill-Sachs lesions underwent all-arthroscopic trans-subscapular transposition of the long head of the biceps that was fixed on the anteroinferior glenoid using a novel double double-pulley all-suture anchor method that has not been reported previously.

Conclusion: Excellent 12-month clinical and imaging outcomes, with substantial improvements in the Western Ontario Shoulder Index and the Rowe score in the first consecutive patients who underwent this original technical variant of dynamic anterior stabilization and the surgical pearls and pitfalls are described in detail.

Trial registration: NCT03693716.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Arthroscopy / methods
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability* / diagnostic imaging
  • Joint Instability* / surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation* / diagnostic imaging
  • Shoulder Dislocation* / surgery
  • Shoulder Joint* / surgery
  • Suture Anchors
  • Tendons
  • Young Adult

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