Primary Latarjet procedure versus Latarjet in the setting of previously failed Bankart repair: a systematic review

Mark P. Karavan, Eoghan T. Hurley*, F. Baker Mills, Ignacio Pasqualini, Luciano Rossi, Jonathan F. Dickens, Oke Anakwenze, Hannan Mullett, Peter J. Millett, Christopher S. Klifto

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Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to systematically review the comparative studies in the literature to compare the outcomes of the Latarjet procedure in the setting of a previously failed Bankart repair versus those undergoing the Latarjet procedure as a primary surgery for anterior shoulder instability. Methods: A systematic search in Pubmed, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library databases was carried out according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis guidelines. Cohort studies comparing outcomes in the Latarjet procedure as a primary surgery versus the Latarjet procedure in the setting of a previously failed Bankart repair were included. Results: Ten studies with 1913 patients were included. There was a significantly lower rate of recurrent instability in those with a Latarjet procedure as a primary surgery (4.8% vs 12.1%, p ​= ​0.007). There was also a significantly lower rate of complications with the Latarjet procedure as a primary surgery (6.2% vs 10.2%, p ​= ​0.03). Furthermore, there was a significant difference in the rate of revision surgery in favour of the Latarjet procedure as a primary surgery (4.8% vs 10.9%, p ​= ​0.02). However, there were similar rates of redislocations (2.8% vs 3.4%, p ​= ​0.82) and return to play (67.7% vs 78.5%, p ​= ​0.30) between the two cohorts. Conclusion: This study found that the Latarjet procedure as a revision procedure for a previously failed Bankart repair resulted in higher rates of complications, recurrent instability, and revisions than the Latarjet procedure performed as a primary procedure. Level of evidence: Level III, Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis of Level III studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-496
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of ISAKOS
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bankart
  • Complication
  • Instability
  • Latarjet
  • Redislocation
  • Shoulder

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