Bankart repair for unstable dislocating or subluxating (partially dislocating) shoulders is a arthroscopic surgery to anatomically and securely repair the torn anterior glenoid labrum and capsule. It can lessen pain and improve function for active individuals.
Here is a video of an actual surgery
Video of Surgery from shoulderdoc.co.uk:
SLAP Shoulder Repair
A SLAP tear is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder, which is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the shoulder joint.
The term SLAP stands for Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior. In a SLAP injury, the top part of the labrum is injured. This top area is also where the biceps tendon attaches to the labrum. A SLAP tear occurs both in front and back of this attachment point. The biceps tendon can be involved in the injury, as well
The common symptoms of a SLAP tear include:
- A sensation of locking, popping, catching, or grinding
- Pain with movement of the shoulder or when holding the shoulder in specific positions
- Pain with lifting objects, especially overhead
- Decrease in shoulder strength
- A feeling that the shoulder is going to “pop out of joint”
- Decreased range of motion
- More on the Bankart Repair
- Dr. Bryan Bomberg’s Shoulder Exercises (PDF)
- More Exercises for Shoulder Surgery