Early Clinical Results of Arthroscopic Remplissages in Patients with Anterior Shoulder Instability with Engaging Hill-Sachs Lesion in Iran

Document Type : RESEARCH PAPER


1 Shahid-Beheshti University of Medical Science Tehran, Iran

2 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 02114 MA, US


To assess the outcome of the remplissage arthroscopic surgical method in patients with anterior
shoulder dislocation associated with Hill-Sachs lesion.
Ten patients with anterior shoulder dislocations and Hill-Sachs lesions were entered into this study and
were operated on by the remplissage arthroscopic surgical method. They were followed up 22 months after surgery in
order to evaluate the outcome of the treatment, including recurrence of dislocation and motion limitation.
During the internal follow up period no case of recurrence was found. Motion limitation during the follow up
period was not significant (internal rotation limitation=5°±1°, and external rotation limitation=4°±1°)
Our findings suggest that the remplissage arthroscopic surgical method is an acceptable, safe and
reliable treatment for anterior shoulder dislocation with engaging Hill-Sachs lesion.


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