explanation of shoulder injury/surgery (Bankart Repair and Capsulorraphy)

by jodie
(hagerstown, md)

my 16 year old son just underwent a capsulorraphy and bankart repair to his right shoulder with complete avulsion of his ligaments and stripping off of the anterior glenoid. They placed 4 anchors in his shoulder.

Can you please explain exactly what all was wrong with his shoulder, how bad it was in comparison to a typical injury as a result of dislocation, and what kind of recovery period we are looking at before he has full function and no limitations (even if he thinks he can before then).

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