Anterior shoulder instability is commonly associated with osseous lesions of the humerus and glenoid. An article in the new AJR issue by Soterios Gyftopoulos and colleagues from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York reviews biomechanical aspects, common imaging findings of osseous injuries, and treatment options. Special attention is given to the assessment of glenoid bone loss, which is a predisposing factor for recurrent shoulder instability and is present in 90% of patients with recurrent instability.

“Osseous Injuries Associated With Anterior Shoulder Instability: What the Radiologist Should Know”
Soterios Gyftopoulos, Marissa Albert, Michael Recht
American Journal of Roentgenology 2014;202:W541-W550.
http://www.ajronline.org/doi/full/10.2214/AJR.13.11824

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