Indications for operation
General Anaesthetic with an interscalene block (Fully asleep with a local anaesthetic injection into the side of the neck will numb the nerves to the shoulder for post-operative pain relief)
A delto-pectoral incision. This is a 5 cm incision in the front of the shoulder running from just below the clavicle (collarbone) towards the axilla (armpit)
After the incision has been made the joint is exposed using the delto-pectoral incision. The coracoids bone is detached and prepared then secured to the front edge of the geloind using 2 screws. The Bankart lesion (the area where the labrum has become detached) will be freshened up and the labrum reattached to the glenoid using 2 or 3 sutures secured to the bone using “suture anchors”. The excess shoulder joint capsule will be tightened and secured with sutures.