Shoulder Instability Across the Life Span

  • Andreas B. Imhoff
  • Felix H. Savoie III

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Young Patient with Shoulder Instability (Age ^

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carina Cohen, Paulo S. Belangero, Benno Ejnisman, Mariana F. Leal
      Pages 15-19
    3. Felix H. Savoie, Enrique Salas, Michael O’Brien
      Pages 21-34
    4. Diana C. Patterson, Leesa M. Galatz
      Pages 35-48
    5. Rebecca A. Carr, Geoffrey D. Abrams
      Pages 49-55
    6. Robert A. Arciero, Andreas Voss
      Pages 57-64
    7. S. C. Petterson, A. M. Green, Kevin D. Plancher
      Pages 65-71
  3. The Young Athletic High Risk Patient with Shoulder Instability (Age 18–30)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. K. Beitzel, A. B. Imhoff, A. Voss
      Pages 81-82
    3. Giovanni Di Giacomo, Mark Ferguson
      Pages 115-126
    4. Emilio Calvo, María Valencia-Mora
      Pages 127-136
    5. Kevin D. Plancher, Allison M. Green, Margaret A. Harvey, Stephanie C. Petterson
      Pages 137-142
    6. Blandine Marion, André Thès, Philippe Hardy
      Pages 143-168
    7. Felix Dyrna, Jessica DiVenere, Augustus D. Mazzocca
      Pages 169-175
  4. Instability in the Middle Ages (Age 25–50)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. A. B. Imhoff, K. Beitzel, A. Voss
      Pages 179-181
    3. Francesco Franceschi, Edoardo Franceschetti, Enrique Alberto Salas
      Pages 183-186
    4. Carina Cohen, Bernardo Terra, Benno Ejnisman, Dan Guttmann, Andreas Voss
      Pages 187-201
    5. Stephen C. Weber
      Pages 203-209
    6. Juan P. Previgliano, Guillermo Arce
      Pages 211-215
    7. Geoffrey D. Abrams
      Pages 217-225
    8. Julian Mehl, Knut Beitzel
      Pages 227-235
  5. Instability in the “Older” Patient (Age >50)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. A. B. Imhoff, K. Beitzel, A. Voss
      Pages 239-241
    3. Francesco Franceschi, Edoardo Franceschetti, Enrique Alberto Salas
      Pages 243-246
    4. Mike H. Baums
      Pages 247-250
    5. María Valencia, Emilio Calvo
      Pages 251-258
  6. Miscellaneous Instability Topics in the Various Ages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Jean Michel Hovsepian, Felix Dyrna, Knut Beitzel
      Pages 261-267
    3. J. Pogorzelski, A. B. Imhoff
      Pages 269-275
    4. Felix H. Savoie, Michael O’Brien
      Pages 277-282
    5. Kevin D. Plancher, Joseph Ajdinovich, Stephanie C. Petterson
      Pages 283-288
  7. Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Andrew J. Sheean, Stephen S. Burkhart
      Pages 291-298
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 299-307

About this book


This book outlines the consensus findings of the ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee regarding the treatment options for patients suffering from shoulder instability. The aim is to furnish readers with a precise knowledge of the presenting features of conditions typical of different ages, thereby facilitating assessment of patient characteristics and optimal treatment decision making based on the consensus of the Committee. All age groups are covered, from the very young through to the older patient. The structuring of the book essentially according to age group reflects the fact that certain forms of shoulder instability are observed at different ages. For example, while young patients tend to demonstrate instability combined with hyperlaxity, in later years, bony defects of the glenoid and humerus gain in importance. Similarly, the scope for conservative treatment varies across the life span. Each management-oriented chapter of the book includes information and guidance on anatomy, clinical examination, imaging, surgical indications and technique, rehabilitation, outcomes, and complications and their avoidance, and the text is supported by numerous high-quality illustrations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas B. Imhoff
    • 1
  • Felix H. Savoie III
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic, Sports MedicineTechnical University of Munich (TUM)MunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsTulane University School of Medicine, Department of OrthopaedicsNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ISAKOS 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-54076-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-54077-0
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