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Article
June 1950

RECURRENT DISLOCATION OF THE SHOULDER REPAIRED BY THE MAGNUSON-STACK OPERATION

Author Affiliations

DES MOINES, IOWA
From the Department of Surgery, Veterans Administration Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1950;60(6):1140-1150. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1950.01250011165010
Abstract

THE PROBLEM of devising an operative procedure for the surgical repair of recurrent anterior and inferior dislocations of the shoulder joint has been given a great deal of thought by many surgeons over an extended period. It is apparent from the innumerable procedures developed and described that none of them is entirely satisfactory. In instances in which the recurrence rate has been lowest, the surgical procedure performed is complex and complicated and does not lend itself well to performance by the average surgeon, who frequently is called on to repair these dislocations.

This paper is intended to consider briefly the anatomic and pathologic features found in the disorder and to present a preliminary report on the results obtained in 13 cases in which repair was carried out by the technic developed and described by Magnuson and Stack.1 The followup period was from six months to two years in the

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