Anterior Instability and SLAP Repair: Current Concepts

Kyle Anderson, MD, (Detroit, MI) describes his rationale and surgical technique for using the knotless PushLock® and Labral SwiveLock® suture anchors for his instability procedures. He discusses the benefits of knotless fixation and describes the postoperative trauma that can be caused by prominent knot stacks that either migrate towards the glenoid surface or impinge on the rotator cuff. He highlights the use of LabralTape™ for increased tissue holding capability and also reviews published biomechanical test results.