A new arthroscopic approach for traumatic instability has been developed with which avulsed capsulolabral tissue can be effectively attached to the glenoid articular rim with sutures, providing anatomic reattachment and effective deepening of the glenoid concavity similar to that achieved by open repair. This technique does not depend on fixation devices, trans-scapular drilling, or implantation of suture anchors. The fixation of the labrum using the punch-chop needle overlap technique (Aeratec Inc, Uniondale, NY) for reattaching torn labral tissue to bone allows ease of suture placement for Bankart lesion repair, with the fixation overlapping the rim of the glenoid. The technique presented here includes preparation of the glenoid rim, drilling of the glenoid tunnels, and peripheral suturing of the labrum.
Overlap arthroscopic Bankart repair: reconstruction to the glenoid rim. (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/11416151_Overlap_arthroscopic_Bankart_repair_reconstruction_to_the_glenoid_rim [accessed Feb 14 2018].