• Shoulder Instability – Deciding Surgical Treatment & Planning

    Dr Raul Barco.

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    Highlighting the questions that may arise when assessing and planning cases of glenoid bone loss, the surgeon faculty shares relevant factors that may influence the treatment decision-making process. Explaining the effective use of classification systems, they overview re-dislocation risk, glenoid bone track calculation, and technique comparisons.

  • Soft-Tissue Repair for Anterior Shoulder Instability

    Dr Nirav Amin.

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    An overview of the shoulder soft-tissue construct and its relevance to glenohumeral biomechanics in cases of instability. Exploring how treatment has evolved, the surgeon faculty discusses various surgical approaches – with a comparison of lateral decubitus and beach chair positioning – including fixation, anchor placement, and the use of biological healing solutions.

  • Complex Labrum Tears – Beyond the Bankart

    Dr Ian Lo.

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    Examining the success of Bankart repairs for shoulder instability, and the suitability of other approaches to complex labrum tears. With the understanding that pathology knowledge has grown, patient case studies are the basis of sharing technique and positioning tips, important considerations, and a comparison of knotted and knotless fixation.

  • Shoulder Instability – Indications & Techniques for Open Latarjet

    Dr Ryan Simovitch.

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    In the context of recurrent shoulder instability, this session explores various considerations for glenoid bone loss and suitable indications for the Latarjet procedure. Presenting critical factors that determine when to repair bone defects, the discussion turns to technique choice and a comparison of on-track and off-track lesions, and the overall impact on success.

  • Shoulder Instability – Mini-Open Latarjet Technique

    Dr Ryan Simovitch.

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    A step-by-step guide to the mini-open Latarjet technique for shoulder instability, concluding with button fixation. Covering incision and exposure, through to fixation and intraoperative assessment, the faculty discusses potential complications and technique pearls.

  • Shoulder Instability – Arthroscopic Bone Block Technique

    Prof Umile Giuseppe Longo.

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    This demonstration of the bone block technique outlines key technique tips and potential pitfalls when treating shoulder instability. Following an overview of joint preparation, and placement of the drill pin and suture anchor, the faculty shares insights on bone block preparation and loading; concluding with graft fixation and labrum reattachment.

  • Shoulder Instability – Arthroscopic Latarjet Technique

    Dr Michael Banffy.

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    Addressing concerns about the transition from open to arthroscopic Latarjet techniques in shoulder instability, the surgeon faculty debates the key considerations, tips, and pitfalls. Drawing on patient case studies and with comparisons to other approaches, they demonstrate the procedure while discussing instrumentation, grafts, and clinical data.