Predicting recurrent shoulder instability

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We recently published the findings from our research study that predicts who is going to have recurrent shoulder instability after a first traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. You can read more about our research paper online here https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/bmjosem/5/1/e000447.full.pdf

In essence, it shows that predictors of recurrent shoulder instability are have a bony bankart lesion, being aged between 16 and 25 year, having high levels of pain and dysfunction at baseline, having high levels of kinesiophobia at baseline, and dislocating your dominant arm. Being immobilised and wearing a sling after your first dislocation decreases your risk of recurrent shoulder instability

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