Why would adding bone to the glenoid help shoulder instability?
The Latarjet procedure accomplishes two important tasks: First, it increases the amount of bone of the shoulder socket to restore bone that had been lost or damaged. Second, the muscles attached to the coracoid when it is relocated, create a sling to help support the shoulder in the front of the joint. For patients in Westchester, Oakbrook, Hinsdale and surrounding Chicago communities, the procedure is very successful at restoring stability to the shoulder joint. Dr. Nikhil Verma uses the Latarjet procedure as the preferred method for patients who have worn away at least 25% of their shoulder socket.