Arthroscopic management of the contact athlete with instability

Joshua D. Harris, Anthony A. Romeo

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Shoulder instability is common in contact and collision athletes. This article discusses the anatomy, pathoanatomy, history, physical examination, imaging, management algorithm, and outcomes of surgical treatment of instability of the shoulder in these patients. This article also presents the authors' recommended arthroscopic technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)709-730
Number of pages22
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013


  • Arthroscopy
  • Athlete
  • Dislocation
  • Instability
  • Shoulder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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