Shoulder Joint Arthroscopy
Reattachment of labrum after luxation
Illustration 1 • Tear of anterior labrum
Illustration 2 • Intra-surgical picture of an anterior labrum tear
Illustration 3 • Arthroscopic reattachment of the labrum
Illustration 4 • Intra-surgical picture of the arthroscopic suture of the anterior labrum
When the shoulder joint is dislocated (luxation) due to a traumatic injury, the anterior labrum can tear off. This thin rim of connective tissue is of vital importance to the stability of the shoulder joint. If the joint capsule is still firm, the labrum can be reattached arthroscopically and thereby avoid future luxations.