How do you treat a Bankart tear?

There are two general options for the treatment of a Bankart tear. One option is to allow the arm to rest, and the inflammation to subside with the use of a sling. This is usually followed by physical therapy to regain motion of the extremity.

How long does it take to recover from Bankart surgery?

According to Dr. Reuss, many patients report feeling they have regained full use of their shoulder and arm anywhere between three to six months after surgery. In some cases, however, recovery may last as long as nine to 12 months.

How long do Bankart lesions take to heal without surgery?

The rehabilitation following a Bankart Reconstruction usually takes 4-6 months depending on the sport or activity level. A shoulder immobilizer with a small pillow next to the side is used to protect the repair for the first six weeks.

What does a Bankart repair fix?

A Bankart Repair is a procedure to prevent recurring anterior shoulder dislocations due to instability in the back (anterior) of the shoulder. A Bankart injury occurs when an initial shoulder dislocation damages the anterior glenoid labrum of the shoulder joint.

Can Bankart lesions heal without surgery?

Bankart lesions may be treated through conservative methods such as rest, immobilization and physical therapy, particularly in older patients. However, many cases require surgery to reattach the torn labrum to the socket of the shoulder.

What causes a Bankart tear?

causes of Bankart lesions Bankart lesions are frequently the results of high energy trauma and sports injuries (either acute injuries or overuse injuries from repetitive arm motions). Though anyone can sustain this injury, young people in their twenties are most susceptible.

How painful is Bankart repair?

Arthroscopic Bankart repair results in minimal pain and trauma and less scarring and damage to surrounding tissue than traditional open surgery. There is also a shorter recovery period and a shorter length of rehabilitation than with traditional open surgery.

How much does a Bankart repair cost?

Total charges averaged $8481 ± 1026 for open procedures compared with $6704 ± 1315 for arthroscopic procedures ( P <. 001), according to the study. Both procedures had similar anesthesia and OR service charges.

How much does Bankart surgery cost?

What does a Bankart tear feel like?

Instability and weakness. The shoulder may feel ‘loose’. Patient’s may report apprehension about moving the shoulder into certain positions away from the body. Patients may also report recurrent instability, subluxation, or dislocation with low energy movements, like rolling over in bed, or putting on a seat belt.

Is Bankart surgery painful?

Why is shoulder surgery so painful?

It is well known that rotator cuff surgery is a major operation where the rotator cuff tendons (Figure 1) are sewn back to the upper arm bone (humerus) (Figures 2 and 3). The other major reason patients have pain after rotator cuff surgery is due to stiffness of that shoulder.

What is the rehabilitation protocol for Bankart repair?

Rehabilitation Protocol for Bankart Repair Rehabilitation Protocol for Bankart Repair This protocol is intended to guide clinicians and patients through the post-operative course of a Bankart repair. Specific interventions should be based on the needs of the individual and should consider exam findings and clinical decision making.

What can physical therapy do for a Bankart lesion?

Physical Therapy Management There are several options for interventions to the Bankart lesion. First of all we can make the difference between the operative and non-operative interventions. Possible operative interventions include the arthroscopic Bankart repair and an open Bankart repair.

How is Bankart repair for unstable dislocating shoulders?

A solid surgical repair requires that the torn tissue be sewn back to the rim of the socket. Failure to secure this lesion solidly can result in failure of the repair. If the glenoid bone is deficient, the shoulder may benefit from a surgery to restore the lost bony anatomy.

What should I do if I have a Bankart tear?

Conservative management can consist of anti-inflammatory medications, a cortisone injection, orthobiologics, physical therapy and/or rest. Surgical management may be recommend pending the severity of the damage to the labrum.