Bankart Repair Treatments
Bankart Repair in a minimally invasive procedure that will repair torn shoulder ligaments. Ligaments in the shoulder can tear when the shoulder dislocates or is bent out of place. The procedure makes use arthroscopy that helps in attaining faster, smoother and a less painful recovery.
Thomas & Bigler Knee and Shoulder Institute, led by board certified orthopedic surgeons Dr. Steven C. Thomas and Dr. Gregory T. Bigler, provides orthopedic surgery to patients in Las Vegas, Nevada, while also serving areas such as greater Pahrump, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, and Mesquite, NV.
Shoulder is responsible for the most motion in the human body as compared to all other joints. It is a marvel of stability and mobility. The humeral head or shoulder ball remains centered in the glenoid (joint socket).
Glenoid is responsible for offering stability to your shoulder. The ligaments help in restraining the shoulder. They also help in making the shoulder more stable and keeping it from moving beyond its motion range. Concavity compression helps the rotator cuff to hold everything in place.
Understanding Bankart Repair
The ligament and glenoid tear when the arm is bent backward. This can cause the shoulder ball to dislocate from the joint socket. Bankart lesion is a common ligament injury. This is when the ligaments get torn from the socket.
The shoulder may lose stability if the glenoid and ligaments don’t heal properly. This is why repairing the tear is so important. This repair is popularly called Bankart Repair.
Symptoms of Bankart Repair
These are a few symptoms of Bankart Repair:
- Unstable joint
- Repeated dislocations
- Catching feeling
- Shoulder aches
- Feeling that the shoulder may dislocate
Diagnosing Bankart Tear
Your physician will take a look at your medical history and symptoms to assess whether you have actually torn the ligaments in your shoulder. They will let you know if you require Bankart Repair. Your physician may also order scans and x-rays for determining if there is any loss of joint space.
Arthroscopic Bankart Repair Procedure
Arthroscopy is usually performed to repair a Bankart lesion. This is a minimally invasive procedure that involves making small incisions for inserting a probe-like camera. The camera allows the surgeon to examine the injured area completely before attempting to make any corrections.
The surgeon will use the same incisions to insert specialized instruments during an arthroscopy for making the necessary repairs. All tears in the tendon, muscle and cartilage will be fixed after removing the damaged tissue. The incisions will be stitched after the procedure.
Recovering From Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
Patients need to keep their shoulder and arm immobilized after Bankart repair. You would have to wear a sling for at least a month. Physical therapy generally starts from day 5 of the surgery. Physical therapy may be required for a period of 4 months following the surgery to strengthen your muscles and improve the range of motion.
You may not be allowed to participate in contact sports for at least six months following the surgery. Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Thomas and Dr. Bigler receive patients from Las Vegas, Nevada as well as greater Pahrump, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu, and Mesquite, NV for orthopedic surgery.
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