Posterior shoulder dislocation with reverse Hill-Sachs lesion. A technical note and report of two cases

SICOT J. 2021;7:24. doi: 10.1051/sicotj/2021022. Epub 2021 Mar 26.


Posterior shoulder dislocation (PSD) with a reverse Hill-Sachs lesion is a rare injury with challenging management. This article is a technical note, describing the combination of both, modified McLaughlin procedure with posterior Bankart repair, for the surgical treatment of traumatic PSD associated with a substantial reverse Hill-Sachs lesion. Two patients with mid-term follow-up are presented. Approaching and repairing both sides of the joint, balance and congruency are restored, the humeral head is centralized in the glenoid and the patient starts early mobilization and rehabilitation safely.

Keywords: Posterior shoulder dislocation; Reverse Hill-Sachs; Surgery.

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