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October 22, 2021  
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Topic Title: Should I proceed to Bankart repair?
Created On: 09/24/2016 01:08 PM
 09/24/2016 01:08 PM

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<p>I have&#160;an arthroscopic Bankart repair scheduled next week.&#160;Just discovered this site and wants to hear from others who had similar experience whether it makes sense to go through the procedure. It is a bit late since the surgery has been scheduled, but I can still pull out last minute.</p>
<p>I had four episodes of right shoulder dislocations in past ten years. It first occured when I was 30 years old while in the motion of throwing a light&#160;object (500g)&#160;hard to the front. There were no large sudden movements that resulted in subsequent events, once every 2-3 years. A reflex at a particular angle&#160;seems to&#160;cause dislocation. In the last occurence in May, it happened when I was just turning my body waking up in the morning.</p>
<p>Consulted two orthopaedic surgeons&#160;with MRI result. Having blunted labrum, detached inferior glenohumeral ligament, and Hill-Sac lesion.</p>
<p>I am not into active sports, other than marathon. Do you think the procedure will be&#160;effective in preventing further dislocations? And what else to look out for?</p>
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