No difference between knotless sutures and suture anchors in arthroscopic repair of Bankart lesions in collision athletes

  • Baris KocaogluEmail author
  • Osman Guven
  • Ufuk Nalbantoglu
  • Nuri Aydin
  • Ugur Haklar


The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical results of knotless and knot-tying suture anchors in arthroscopic Bankart repair of collision athletes. Thirty-eight athletes underwent arthroscopic Bankart repairs. The mean age of the patients at the time of surgery was 23 years. Bio-Knot-tying anchors were used in 18 patients, and Bio-Knotless suture anchors were used in 20 patients. Preoperative and postoperative evaluations were performed by Rowe scores. At the end of 40 months follow-up, both the knot-tying and the knotless suture anchor groups had similar postoperative results. There were no differences between Knot-Tying and Knotless repair about late disengagement and re-dislocation in this patient group. Knotless repair provided secure and low-profile repair without introducing complexities to the procedure of arthroscopic knot tying one.


Bankart lesion Arthroscopic Knot-tying Knotless Security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Baris Kocaoglu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Osman Guven
    • 1
  • Ufuk Nalbantoglu
    • 1
  • Nuri Aydin
    • 1
  • Ugur Haklar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Acibadem Kadikoy HospitalAcibadem UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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