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Anterior labral tear

When a shoulder is dislocated, the anterior labrum is commonly torn off the bony edge of the joint cup. Insufficiency of the anterior labrum leads to anterior instability of the shoulder. In the Bankart procedure, the anterior fibrous labrum is re-attached to the bony edge of the joint cup to restore the original anatomy and stability. Small resorbable anchors with strong sutures are utilized to fix the tissue back in place. In severe anterior instability, a so-called Latarjet procedure may be necessary whereby a piece of bone is attached to the anterior edge of the glenoid bone.