Common in younger people, bankart lesion refers to a tear in the cartilage (labrum) surrounding the shoulder socket. A tear like this often results in a feeling of instability in the shoulder or recurrent shoulder dislocations. Read on to learn more about surgical and non-surgical options.
Causes & Triggers
- Acute trauma
- Direct blow or hard strike
- Repetitive motion
- Sports injury
Signs & Symptoms
- Decreased range of motion
- Pain (especially with overhead motion)
Tips & Treatments
- Non-surgical treatment options may include rest, anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy.
- Surgical repair of the tear may be required so seek the opinion of a well-qualified orthopedic specialist.