Brett D. Owens
TORONTO — At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, many hundreds of people heard Jonathan F. Dickens, MD, present results of and discuss his study published this month in the American Journal of Sports Medicine entitled, “The effect of subcritical bone loss and exposure on recurrent instability after arthroscopic Bankart repair in intercollegiate American football.” What was different from usual scientific meeting presentations, however, was only a fraction of those who heard Dickens’ presentation were in the room at the time.
In a first for the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), many people heard the talk live-streamed via the AJSM Facebook page, which included comments by Brett D. Owens, MD, an associate editor at AJSM, and an analysis of the study by moderator Xinning Li, MD.
Dickens and colleagues found 13.5% or greater glenoid bone loss was predictive of recurrent instability, and 6% of patients with that extent of bone loss in the study developed a recurrent instability. Results showed none of the patients who had less than the subcritical 13.5% glenoid bone loss prior to arthroscopic Bankart repair had recurrent instability.
“Arthroscopic Bankart repair remains an effective alternative to open Bankart in the collision athlete without significant bony defects, and subcritical bone loss between 13.5% to 20% is a risk factor for recurrence in collision athletes,” Dickens said. – by Susan M. Rapp
Dickens JF. AJSM live from the annual meeting. Presented at: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; July 20-23, 2017; Toronto.
Dickens JF, et al. Am J Sports Med. 2017;doi:10.1177/0363546517704184.
Disclosures: Li and Owens reports they are members of the editorial/governing board of AJSM. Dickens and Owens report they are board/committee members of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.