SLAP Repair

SLAP REPAIR ARTHROSCOPIC

 

There are three portals, one posteriorly for the arthroscope, one anteriorly for the arthroscope and arthroscopies tools and one below this as an outflow portal.

The purpose is to reattach the detached artero-inferior labrum (Bankart lesion) to the glenoid with minimal restriction of external rotation.

The glenoid socket in the area of the lesion is roughened to produce an improved surface for the repair. Suture anchors are inserted into pre-drilled holes in the margin of the glenoid.
These embedded anchors grip the bone and allow the labrum to be tightened against the glenoid via a suture pressed through both the labrum and anchor.