Purse-String Suture Technique: A New Method

The purpose of this study is to describe a new arthro- scopic technique, the "Purse-String technique", which addresses the Bankart lesion and the capsule laxity, using a single suture anchor. The repair is 3-fold: firstly, a labral repair; secondly, the creation of an anterior bumper; and finally, a capsular shift. The technique has advantages in terms of technical simplicity, reduced operative time, and avoidance of multiple suture anchors. We describe the operative technique and clinical results.

Keywords: dislocation, arthoscopic, technique, instability

(Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 7(2):102–)