Posterior shoulder instability


Journal Article (Review)

We provide a review of the recent literature of management of posterior instability of the shoulder. Clarification in defining this problem and an overview of the ever-expanding anatomical injuries associated with increased posterior translation of the humerus are discussed. Particular attention is paid to the caspulolabral ligamentous complex and the rotator interval because these anatomical regions have provided the focus for several recent investigations into both the role played by particular anatomical constraints to shoulder motion and the techniques for manipulation of these constraints to treat these injuries. Several clinical papers have been published recently reporting the results of surgical management of posterior instability, reflecting the trend towards arthroscopic surgery and anatomical reconstruction of these injuries and the associated improvement in outcomes. © 2010 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fritsch, BA; Taylor, DC

Published Date

  • January 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 32 - 37

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1941-7551

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1940-7041

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BCO.0b013e3181c78dbd

Citation Source

  • Scopus