How to Manage Failed Anterior Arthroscopic Repair

  • Vito Bongiorno


Anterior arthroscopic repair failure is a challenge for every shoulder surgeon. Whether it occurs after a new high-energy trauma in a fully healed patient or after a mild uncontrolled movement, management of failure needs very deep analysis of its cause, the clinical history of the patient, and the preoperative and post-failure imaging. Wrong technique or wrong indication very likely leads to failure. In the treatment algorithm, one must take into account mid- and long-term career and socioeconomic consequences for a given patient.

Non-anatomical procedures like Bristow-Latarjet, in open or arthroscopic manner, have to be taken into account even for younger patients, as other solutions appear most probable to fail.


Arthroscopy Bankart repair Failure Management Treatment algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vito Bongiorno
    • 1
  1. 1.Polyclinique Notre DameDraguignanFrance

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