Intraarticular pathology in acute, first-time anterior shoulder dislocation: an arthroscopic study

Arthroscopy. 1993;9(5):546-9. doi: 10.1016/s0749-8063(05)80402-5.


Intraarticular soft tissue damage after first-time, acute shoulder dislocation has been poorly described in the literature. The present study describes 24 cases of first-time anterior shoulder dislocation that all were evaluated under anesthesia and examined via arthroscopy. All shoulders sustaining anterior dislocation show Bankart and Hill-Sachs lesions. They also show anterior instability. The arthroscopic findings were uniform and therefore cannot be used as predictors for future development of recurrent instability.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Arthroscopy*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / pathology*
  • Joint Instability / surgery
  • Ligaments, Articular / injuries*
  • Ligaments, Articular / pathology
  • Ligaments, Articular / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Shoulder Dislocation / pathology*
  • Shoulder Dislocation / surgery