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A Case of Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation Treated with Arthroscopic Bankart Repair

Details of the Patient

  • Patient's Name: Samardeep
  • Patient's Age: 23
  • Patient's Gender: male

Symptoms shown by the Patient

  • Recurrent shoulder dislocation

An Overview of the Case

Many people in Bhubaneshwar suffer from shoulder dislocations. The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint, where the head of the upper arm bone attaches to the shoulder socket. The shoulder socket is shallow and thus requires additional support to prevent the shoulder bones from dislocating. The labrum is a cuff of cartilage surrounding the shoulder socket, helps serve the purpose of keeping the shoulder bones in place. It does so by forming a cup for the upper arm bone to move within. The labrum gives stability to the joint, enabling several ranges of movements.

The labrum can tear during a shoulder injury. A specific kind of labral tear that happens when the shoulder dislocates is known as a Bankart tear. Bankart tear occurs in a part of the labrum called the inferior glenohumeral ligament and is common in younger people who have a shoulder's dislocation. A Bankart tear makes the shoulder prone to repeated dislocations in people under the age of 30.


Mr. Samardeep visited Dr. Sandeep Singh, who is considered the best orthopedic doctor in Bhubaneswar by his patients. The patient complained of pain and a feeling as if his shoulder were slipping out of place. 


Dr. Sandeep Singh performed an MRI and diagnosed the condition as a bankart tear. As the shoulder had a recurrent dislocation, the doctor suggested arthroscopic bankart repair for complete relief. Mr. Samardeep decided to go forward with the arthroscopic bankart repair surgery, and after a few weeks of surgery, he found complete relief from the pain. The patient was now much more comfortable in moving around and performing his daily activities.

Medical Tests Performed

  • MRI

Relevant Questions

Q. My doctor had advised me to get orthopedic surgery back in January, but due to work from home and pandemic i kept putting it on hold, is it risky?

You should have orthopedic surgery at the earliest after you got advised by the doctor otherwise you may feel some mobility issues.

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