Editorial Commentary: Arthroscopic Shoulder Instability Surgery and Glenoid Bone Loss: A Paradigm Shift?

Arthroscopy. 2021 Mar;37(3):804-805. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2020.12.205.


The successful treatment of shoulder instability, particularly in the setting of glenoid bone loss, is a challenging problem. There are several surgical options that are available for patients who have this clinical entity. Of these options, bone block procedures have become increasing common over the past several years, both for primary and revision surgery, with the aim to restore the native glenoid anatomy. The arthroscopic Eden-Hybinette procedure is a viable arthroscopic treatment option in patients who have anterior shoulder instability with anterior glenoid insufficiency. This technique has some distinct advantages over other bone block procedures, specifically the ability to avoid damage to the subscapularis and to preserve the coracoid process. In addition, the use of autograft has benefits over glenoid reconstruction procedures that use allograft, specifically pertaining to cost and availability.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy
  • Autografts
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Ilium
  • Joint Instability* / surgery
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder Joint* / surgery