Summary and Info
Both the diagnosis and the current therapeutic possibilities of the shoulder joint and the subacromial space are described in explicit detail in this book. The anatomy of the shoulder joint from an arthroscopic viewpoint is also briefly described. The diagnostic part of the book gives a description of the individual structures in the glenohumeral joint as well as the subacromial space with regard to their pathologic changes, and special attention is focused on differentiating between healthy and pathologic struc§ tures. The therapeutic part gives a detailed description of the Bankart refixation methods successfully applied by the authors which include a suturing technique, a refixation technique using absorbable tacks and an extra-articular screw fixation technique; furthermore the techniques of subacromial decompression, the removal of calcium deposits and the resection of the lateral end of the clavicle are described in detail. From the discussion about the indications for arthroscopy and/or arthroscopic therapy, the book then goes on to convey information on positioning, draping, necessary instruments and, finally, the performing the arthroscopic intervention itself. Thus, all the details which are required for arthroscopy of the shoulder are given.