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November 18, 1961

Recurrent Dislocation of the Shoulder

JAMA. 1961;178(7):780. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040460088027

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This excellent monograph on recurrent dislocation of the shoulder is divided into 10 chapters: Historical Aspects, Anatomical Consideration, Clinical Features, Radiological Studies, Basic Lesions, Conservative Measures, Operative Procedures, Postoperative Measures, Followup Studies, and Summary and Conclusions. An added attraction is a unique stereoscopic compact viewer, which enables the reader to view anatomic lesions and operative approaches on 3-dimensional color discs. There are 5 of these stereo discs with adequate commentary in chapter 11 entitled "Stereo Appendix."

Dr. Moseley has comprehensively covered the literature and has compiled a most complete bibliography. He reemphasizes the fact that recurrent disclocations of the shoulder are mainly due to a defect in the anterior capsular mechanism ( Bankhart lesion ). The next most important factor in recurrent dislocations is the posterolateral defect in the head of the humerus, which is frequently associated with some attrition of the anterior rim of the glenoid. He believes that almost 100%

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