Introduction: The shoulder's glenohumeral joint is the most frequently dislocated joint because of its unstable structure. The recurrence rate of shoulder dislocation is high with most of them were anterior dislocations. Bristow-Latarjet (BL) procedure had been reported to provide good outcomes in restoring the joint's stability. The aim of this report is to describe a case of recurrent anterior shoulder dislocation treated with an open BL procedure.
Case description: A 36-year-old patient came to our center with complaints of left shoulder pain after falling from a bicycle. Anterior apprehension and sulcus sign was positive on the physical examination and MRI showed anteroinferior labral detachment suggesting a Bankart lesion. This was a second episode of left anterior shoulder dislocation of this patient. An open BL procedure was conducted to this patient and good functionality and stability of the shoulder were obtained. The patient’s history, physical, and radiological examinations were in accordance with the diagnosis of recurrent anterior shoulder dislocation due to a Bankart lesion. Open BL procedure was done and its reported outcomes were also supported in several previous studies.
Conclusion: Recurrent anterior shoulder dislocation is still a significant problem, especially in young individuals and athletes. The BL procedure is a good treatment choice in this patient whose instability was due to a Bankart lesion.