Shoulder dislocations occur frequently as a result of an accident, fall, or athletic injury. In many patients, this can lead to recurrent shoulder instability, where you may always be scared of lifting or extending your arms. You may never be able to relax fully or let go of the fear of the pain of dislocation. With repeated dislocation, you wear out the bone in your shoulder, and therefore, a traditioal arthroscopic repair will not be possible. In this case you may be a candidate for shoulder Latarjet procedure in Peoria, IL. Dr. Miguel Ramirez is a fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon with special training in complex shoulder reconstruction including the Latarjet procedure. You shouldn’t have your shoulder dictate your daily life. If you are suffering from consistent shoulder dislocations, call our office for shoulder Latarjet in Peoria, IL. Dial (309) 676-5546 today!
What Is the Latarjet Procedure?
The Latarjet procedure was developed by the French and has gained popularity in the United States in the last decade. The procedure is most commonly performed where there has been significant bone loss due to shoulder dislocations or from a failed previous instability repair. In this procedure, the coracoid bone (a small bone in your shoulder) is taken from its location and transferred to the shoulder socket and therefore deepening the socket and thus restoring shoulder stability. The surgeon will use screws to hold the bone in place. The result is a much more stable shoulder that will prevent future dislocations caused by bone loss. For most patients, they prevent instability in 94-99% of cases.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Shoulder Instability Latarjet Procedure in Peoria, IL?
The reason most people seek the Latarjet procedure is repeated dislocations due to bone loss. The Latarjet procedure is also recommended for younger patients and athletes who participate in contact sports, such as football or rugby. Moreover, this procedure is also used in patients who have failed a previous instability repair. This procedure has gained popularity because of its incredible effectiveness. If you have experienced chronic shoulder dislocations and have tried other treatment options, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Miguel Ramirez to determine if the Latarjet procedure is right for you.