It is not my purpose to discuss the various operations for habitual dislocation of the shoulder, since Melvin S. Henderson1 gave before this section a year ago a very fair evaluation of the more commonly used operations for this condition, with references to some of the literature on this subject.
The operation of choice for recurrent dislocation of the shoulder should be that one which is technically easy to perform, does not violate mechanical or physiologic laws, gives a permanent cure with perfect function in practically all cases, and requires a short period of disability.
I have been unable to discover in the literature any operation that entirely fulfils all the requirements just enumerated. Since the technic of the better operations is well known, it is unnecessary to discuss them at this time.
In an effort to devise an operation that would be simple and yet give effective support
FOWLER EB. A NEW OPERATION FOR RECURRENT DISLOCATION OF THE SHOULDER. JAMA. 1932;98(6):476–478. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730320036008
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