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

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.


Shoulder surgery Unstable shoulder Rotator-cuff lesion SLAP lesion Biceps instability Capsule labral complex

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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