Arthroscopic Posterior Capsulolabral Repair in a Beach-chair Position | Orthopedics
The authors describe an arthroscopic surgical technique for posterior capsulolabral repair using standard portals while patients are in the beach-chair position. The technique is unique in that the suture anchors are inserted from a superior-to-inferior direction instead of the traditional posterolateral-to-anteromedial direction. It involves the use of a posterolateral or mid-lateral portal through the rotator cuff for suture anchor insertion while viewing from the standard anterior portal. The technique avoids the risk of articular cartilage damage or glenoid rim fracture due to skiving during suture anchor insertion from a posterior or accessory posterior portal.
Author shows posterior labral repair in beachchair position….it can work, however if you have a more extensive tear, if you have to fix the labrum in the 6 pm or 7pm position, this approach will be difficult.
William D. Murrell, MD
Consultant Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Dubai Bone and Joint Center
Dubai Healthcare City
Keywords: Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Knee surgery, meniscus, transplantation, stem cells, cartilage, shoulder and elbow surgery, infection, antibiotic, cartilage, rotator cuff, shoulder dislocation, Ankle surgery, talus, ankle sprain, transplantation, stem cells, cartilage