UMEM Educational Pearls

Recurrence depends on age and activity level

27% if >30yo and 72% if <23yo

Surgical Recommendations:

Large bony Bankart lesion, glenoid or humeral head defect >25%, recurrent instability, event near the end of season

Non surgical return to play:

If event occurs at beginning/early in season

Rehabilitation for 2 to 3 weeks (most return to play in this time frame)

Immobilization for 3 to 7 days in simple sling, gentle range of motion, cryotherapy

Physical therapy to strengthen dynamic stabilizers

Shoulder stabilization brace for non overhead throwing and contact sports