What is a Bankart Lesion?
- A Bankart lesion is an injury of the anterior (inferior) glenoid labrum of the shoulder that results from a shoulder dislocation. The Bankart lesion is the most common injury associated with shoulder dislocation.
- The labrum of the shoulder makes the shoulder socket deeper and is also the attachment site for the shoulder ligaments.
- The Bankart lesion is named after English orthopedic surgeon Arthur Sydney Blundell Bankart(1879–1951).
What is a Bony Bankart Lesion?
- A bony Bankart is a Bankart lesion that includes a fracture in of the anterior-inferior glenoid socket.
- Bony Bankart lesions can occur when the force is greater or the dislocation force is directed at the edge of the socket.
How is a Bony Bankart Lesion diagnosed?
- Ahmad and his team makes the diagnosis using physical examination and imaging with MRI and sometimes CT scans.
How is a Bony Bankart Lesion Treated?
- Ahmad prefers arthroscopic repair of Bony Bankart injuries because of high success rates and less complications with open surgery.
- Smaller thin pieces are easily repaired using double row suture techniques
- Larger fractures can be fixed using screws.