Comprehensive Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization in the Lateral Decubitus Position
Tramer JS, Cross AG, Yedulla NR, Guo EW, Makhni EC. Comprehensive Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization in the Lateral Decubitus Position. Arthroscopy Techniques 2020; 9(10):e1601-e1606.
© 2020 Arthroscopy Association of North America Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization offers a safe and effective means for restoring glenohumeral mechanics in the setting of shoulder instability. Modern arthroscopic techniques have allowed improved access and efficiency when treating patients with shoulder instability. However, access to certain areas of the labrum and the creation of safe accessory portals can still prove difficult for the arthroscopic surgeon. Currently, there is debate as to the ideal patient position, portal location, equipment, and technique for addressing anterior–inferior labral pathology. The following article presents a safe and effective approach to accessing the labrum for treatment of shoulder instability in the lateral decubitus position. In addition, this paper highlights the use of accessory portals, including a percutaneous “7-o'clock” portal for suture anchor placement, along with multiple types of suture anchor and suture shuttling techniques.