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World J Orthop. Jun 18, 2016; 7(6): 343-354
Published online Jun 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i6.343
Current concepts in the management of recurrent anterior gleno-humeral joint instability with bone loss
Eamon Ramhamadany, Chetan S Modi
Eamon Ramhamadany, Chetan S Modi, Coventry and Warwickshire Shoulder and Elbow Unit, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry CV2 2DX, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Ramhamadany E performed the literature search, critical analysis and wrote the paper; Modi CS reviewed and edited the paper, wrote the abstract and recorded the audio core tip.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Chetan S Modi, MBChB, MSc, DipSEM, FRCS (Tr and Orth), Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Coventry and Warwickshire Shoulder and Elbow Unit, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry CV2 2DX, United Kingdom.
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Received: October 24, 2015
Peer-review started: October 27, 2015
First decision: February 2, 2016
Revised: February 16, 2016
Accepted: April 7, 2016
Article in press: April 11, 2016
Published online: June 18, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Managing recurrent anterior gleno-humeral instability with bone loss is challenging. Each case needs to be assessed on its own merits with consideration of both glenoid and humeral bone defects and their relative position to each other. Latarjet and iliac crest graft transfers are reliable for treating glenoid lesions. The treatment of humeral defects is controversial - the early results of Remplissage for small defects are promising; large defects may require bony reconstructions or partial resurfacing. The evidence remains limited when addressing bipolar lesions.