Posterior shoulder instability

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 5 | Issue 1 |  Jan-Jun 2020   | page: 31-35 | E. Taverna, A.Spreafico, C. Perfetti, V. Guarrella

Author: E. Taverna [1], A.Spreafico [1,2], C. Perfetti [1], V. Guarrella [1]

[1] IRCCS Istituto ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy
[2] Università degli studi di Milano, Scuola di specializzazione in Ortopedia e Traumatologia

Address of Correspondence
Dr. E. Taverna,
IRCCS Istituto ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy


Normally, shoulder movements are well balanced through an interplay between static structures (bone and soft tissues as capsule, ligaments and labrum) and muscular dynamic stabilizers (muscles and tendons). Dysfunction of one or more of these components due to an injury, degeneration or congenital abnormalities may lead to shoulder instability with concomitant pain and dysfunction. This article provides an overview of the soft tissue and bony anatomy of the shoulder joint and pathopysiology of shoulder instability. It also covers the important aspects of clinical examination and special test for diagnosis of shoulder instability. A brief over view of conservative and surgical management protocols for shoulder instability are also covered in view of recent literature and authors experience.
Keywords: Posterior shoulder instability, conservative treament, Surgical management, arthroscopy.


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How to Cite this article: Taverna E, Spreafico A, Perfetti C, Guarrella V. Posterior shoulder instability. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jan-June 2020;5(1):31-35.

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