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Bankart Stabilization

Within the glenohumeral joint, cartilage covers the humerus head to ensure there is the least amount of friction possible. The humerus head is located in the glenoids’ rim along with the labrum. If the labrum detaches from the glenoid, surgery is required to correct the problem. Since the labrum plays such a pivotal role in maintaining stability in the shoulder, when the labrum isn’t attached it can cause it to become dislocated and unstable.

How do I know if I need Bankart stabilization?

The labrum provides the shoulder joint with the stability it needs by providing the humerus head with a deep socket to rest in. If the labrum is detached because of trauma or other injury to the shoulder, surgery may be your only option for alleviating pain and regaining proper mobility. The injury commonly occurs in athletes, especially when participating in contact sports.

How is the Bankart stabilization procedure performed?

Small incisions are made in the back and the front of your shoulder. An arthroscope is then inserted into the incision for the surgeon to view your joint. Special surgical tools are used to repair your shoulder through the existing incisions. Any rough edges are removed and the loose debris is removed from the area surrounding where the labrum became detached.

After the area has been thoroughly cleaned, the surgeon will drill small holes into the bone where the detachment occurred. Anchors are placed into the holes to help hold the sutures in position. Once all of the sutures are anchored, they are fastened to the labrum. The glenoid and labrum are attached by pulling the anchors and sutures taut against one another. All of the surgical instruments are removed and sutures are used to close the incisions.

What is recovery like after Bankart stabilization?

After the shoulder surgery, your arm will be put into a sling. Physical therapy is often prescribed for you to help bring your arm back to normal. It is imperative that you stick with the physical therapy regimen to regain movement in the joint. Because of the procedure, your labrum is going to slowly reattach to the glenoid.

How much does Bankart stabilization cost?

I Need A Surgery can schedule your Bankart stabilization shoulder surgery through the Surgery Center Network for $6,460, versus having to pay $64,600 at the hospital. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.

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If you are struggling with instability in your shoulder joint, this surgical procedure might be just what you need to restore movement in the joint. Fill out the contact form to get your surgery scheduled today.

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