Bankart lesion

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The glenoid labrum, labeled glenoid ligament, is damaged in a Bankart lesion. Lateral view demonstrating the articular surface of the right scapula is shown.

A Bankart lesion is an injury of the anterior (inferior) glenoid labrum of the shoulder due to repeated (anterior) shoulder dislocation.[1] When this happens, a pocket at the front of the glenoid forms that allows the humeral head to dislocate into it. It is an indication for surgery and often accompanied by a Hill-Sachs lesion, damage to the posterior humeral head.

It is named after Arthur Sydney Blundell Bankart, an English orthopaedic surgeon, who lived from 1879-1951.[2]

A bony bankart is a Bankart lesion that includes a fracture in of the anterior-inferior glenoid cavity of the scapula bone.[3]

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  1. ^ Widjaja A, Tran A, Bailey M, Proper S (2006). "Correlation between Bankart and Hill-Sachs lesions in anterior shoulder dislocation". ANZ J Surg 76 (6): 436–8. doi:10.1111/j.1445-2197.2006.03760.x. PMID 16768763. 
  2. ^ Who Named - Bankart's Lesion
  3. ^ bony Bankart at The Steadman Clinic Vail, CO. © 2001 by LeadingMD

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