Open shoulder instability surgery: Complications

S. D. Mair, R. J. Hawkins

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Surgical stabilization of the shoulder can be a challenging procedure. Complications can and do occur, even in the hands of the most experienced surgeons. Emphasis must be placed on proper diagnosis, appropriate technique, and an understanding of potential complications to maximize the likelihood of a successful surgical outcome. The authors hope that this review helps to outline the complications that can occur with open instability surgery. Only by understanding the complications associated with the procedures performed can surgeons hope to decrease the frequency of their occurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)719-736
Number of pages18
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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