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CLINICAL COMMENTARY – DIAGNOSTIC CORNER

Glenohumeral instability and glenoid bone loss in a throwing athlete

Author:  Mair S, Lattermann C, Malone TR

This case presents the challenges of management associated with a young throwing athlete presenting with a history of bilateral anterior shoulder instability. This athlete had multiple surgical interventions over a three-year period. The imaging modalities provided partial elucidation (at best) of the true picture of the pathology. This case report outlines the decision-making process utilized to provide individualized care to a young throwing athlete with bilateral glenohumeral joint instability, recurrent dislocations, and resultant glenoid bone loss.

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