Posterior Instability


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    Posterior Instability

    Suffering from pain in shoulder or had multiple injuries at your shoulders? If you are suffering from this problem, then you might be suffering from posterior shoulder instability. Feel free to book an appointment online to get treated by one of the best orthopaedic doctors.

    Dr. Aditya Sai

    MS, DNB (Orthopaedics)

    Posterior Instability

    What is the Labrum?

    The labrum is a cartilaginous structure that surrounds the glenoid (The Socket) of the shoulder ; it increases the depth and helps in stabilising the shoulder joint.

    Cause of posterior instability:

    • Single episode injury
    • Fall and posterior shoulder dislocation
    • Epileptic seizure and posterior shoulder dislocation.

    Symptoms :

    • Pain in the shoulder
    • The shoulder movements are preserved despite the dislocation
    • Multiple / Repetitive microtrauma:

    This can happen in weightlifters or overhead athletes .

    Treatment :

    Acute injuries are managed with reduction of the dislocation and recommended protocols.

    Physical therapy can help in pain control and improvement of function

    Long term treatment :

    Surgical treatment is in form of arthroscopic repair of the torn labrum.

    Generally in chronic/ microinstablity, the labral tear can be associated with a cyst which may be causing nerve compression. The cyst can also be decompressed during the same procedure.

    Why Choose Us?

    Dr. Aditya Sai is a renowned surgical orthopedic doctor practising in Mumbai. He has 15+ years of experience, with 10+ years of specialization in Shoulder Surgery, Knee & Hip Arthroscopy And Joint Preservation.


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