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Arthroscopic Bankart revision using all suture anchor in recurrent anterior shoulder dislocation: A case report

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INTRODUCTION: Arthroscopic Bankart revision after recurrent shoulder dislocation is still a matter of
discussion. Several factors are contributing to this injury. Recently the development of all suture anchors
has grown in popularity in arthroscopic stabilization. It was proven to preserve bone stock, smaller in
size thus more anchors can be made.

PRESENTATION OF CASE: We presented a case of 27-year-old woman with recurrent anterior dislocation
after seven years of arthroscopic Bankart repair. Seven years before, we performed Bankart repair using
three 2.8 mm fiber-wire anchor (FASTak® (Arthrex, Karsfield Germany)). For the revision surgery we
performed arthroscopic revision using four all suture anchor technique (Y-Knot® Flex All-Suture Anchor,
1.3 mm – One strand of #2 Hi-Fi® (Conmed, New York)).

DISCUSSION: From preoperative and intraoperative assessment, we found no anchor failure and no massive bony lesion. To preserve the bone stock we insert four all suture anchors between the old anchor.
One year post-operative follow up showed that patient could gain normal range of movement. No early
or late complications were observed.

CONCLUSION: Compared to the conventional metallic anchor, all suture anchor has the same biomechanical strength. Moreover due to its relatively small size, it can reserve bone stock and more anchors can
be made thus adding more stability to the shoulder.

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Andri Maruli Tua Lubis ∗, Prima Rizky Oktari
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