Do I need surgery for a Bankart lesion?

Bankart lesions may be treated through conservative methods such as rest, immobilization and physical therapy, particularly in older patients. However, many cases require surgery to reattach the torn labrum to the socket of the shoulder.

How are Bankart lesions diagnosed?

A diagnosis of Bankart lesion is usually confirmed intra-operatively during shoulder arthroscopy. A prospective study by Walsworth et al. found that a history of “popping” or “catching” in combination with positive findings on physical examination were highly suggestive of a labral tear (4).

How common is a Bankart lesion?

Taking into consideration only the patients with chronic instability, the prevalence in our study was similar to what was found by Yiannakopoulos, who found Bankart lesions in 97.11% of their patients, Hill-Sachs lesions in 93.26%, bone lesions of the glenoid in 10.57%, SLAP lesions in 20.19% and rotator cuff lesions …

Does a Hill-Sachs lesion require surgery?

A Hill-Sachs defect that causes the ball to move abnormally within the socket is said to be “engaging,” and these engaging Hill-Sachs injuries usually require surgical treatment.

How long do Bankart lesions take to heal without surgery?

The rehabilitation following a Bankart Reconstruction usually takes 4-6 months depending on the sport or activity level. A shoulder immobilizer with a small pillow next to the side is used to protect the repair for the first six weeks.

How long does it take a Bankart lesion to heal?

This lesion is when the anterior and inferior portion of the labrum (band of cartilage) is torn away from the glenoid (portion of the joint socket. Bankart repair recovery ranges from six to nine weeks, and the procedure can be extensive, depending on the extent of the injury.

What is the difference between a Bankart lesion and a SLAP tear?

A SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior) tear, a specific type of labral tear, involves the attachment site of the biceps tendon located at the top of the shoulder joint. A Bankart tear describes a torn labrum where the humeral head shifts toward the front of the body, as an anterior labral tear.

Is Hill-Sachs lesion serious?

The outlook for recovery from a dislocated shoulder and a Hill-Sachs lesion is generally good. But a recurrence of a dislocation is common, especially in younger people.

Is a Hill-Sachs lesion a fracture?

A Hill-Sachs lesion is a fracture in the long bone in the upper arm (humerus) that connects to the body at the shoulder. You doctor might have discovered this condition if you’ve experienced a dislocated shoulder. In this case, the arm bone slips out of the socket and is compressed against the socket’s rim.

Is Hill-Sachs lesion painful?

The most common sign of Hill-Sachs lesion is severe pain in the shoulder, especially during movement. Other symptoms you may notice include: Nausea, lightheadedness and weakness. Recurring shoulder dislocations.

What can you not do after labrum surgery?

You will be allowed to actively move your elbow, wrist, and hand. There will range of motion limitations in which your therapist will guide you. With labral repairs specific caution is taken with shoulder rotation away from your body, especially in combination with your arm out to your side.