New Edition
Shoulder Instability: A Comprehensive Approach,
Edition 1 Expert Consult: Online, Print and DVD
By Matthew T. Provencher, MD CAPT MC USNR (Ret.) and Anthony A. Romeo, MD

Publication Date: 07 Dec 2011

Shoulder Instability, by Drs. Mark Provencher and Anthony Romeo, is the first comprehensive resource that helps you apply emerging research to effectively manage this condition using today’s best surgical and non-surgical approaches. Detailed illustrations and surgical and rehabilitation videos clearly demonstrate key techniques like bone loss treatment, non-operative rehabilitation methods, multidirectional instability, and more. You’ll also have access to the full contents online at

Key Features

  • Watch surgical and rehabilitation videos online and access the fully searchable text at
  • Stay current on hot topics including instability with bone loss treatment, non-operative rehabilitation methods, multidirectional instability, and more.
  • Gain a clear visual understanding of the treatment of shoulder instability from more than 850 images and illustrations.
  • Find information quickly and easily with a consistent format that features pearls and pitfalls, bulleted key points, and color-coded side tabs.
  • Explore shoulder instability further with annotated suggested readings that include level of evidence.
About the author
By Matthew T. Provencher, MD CAPT MC USNR (Ret.), The Steadman Clinic – Complex Shoulder, Knee and Sports Surgery | USUHS - Professor of Surgery and Orthopaedics and Anthony A. Romeo, MD, Associate Professor, Director, Section of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
Table of Contents

Introduction Shoulder Instability


Ch 01 Clinical Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Glenohumeral Joint (Including Stabilizers)

Ch02 Examination and Classification of Instability

Ch03 Beach and Lateral Setup – Pros and Cons

Ch04 Open and Arthroscopic Instrumentation for Instability Repair

Ch05 Sutures and Glenoid Anchors for Instability


Ch06 Findings and Pathology Associated with Anterior Shoulder Instability

Ch07 Clinical History and Physical Examination

Ch08 Radiographic Studies and Findings

Ch09 Non-Operative Treatment of Anterior Shoulder Instability

Ch10 Non-Operative Rehabilitation for Traumatic and Atraumatic Glenohumeral Instability

Ch11 Arthroscopic Treatment of Anterior Instability – Surgical Technique

Ch12 Open Treatment of Anterior Instability – Surgical Technique

Ch13 Biomechanics of Glenohumeral Bone Loss and Treatment Mechanics

Ch14 Radiographic and Arthroscopic Evaluation of Glenoid and Humeral Head Bone Loss

Ch15 Arthroscopic Treatment of Glenoid Bone Loss – Surgical Technique

Ch16 Open Bony Augmentation of Glenoid Bone Loss – The Latarjet and Variants – Surgical Technique

Ch17 The Latarjet Procedure – Technique and Fixation Constructs

Ch18 Technique of Arthroscopic Bristow-Bankart Procedure

Ch19 Open Bony Augmentation of Glenoid Bone Loss – Illiac Crest and Allograft – Surgical Technique

Ch20 Humeral Head Defects – Biomechanics, Measurements and Treatments

Ch21 Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Glenohumeral Bone Loss

Ch22 Rehabilitation: Return-to-Play and In-Season Guidelines


Ch23 Pathology and Biomechanics of Posterior Instability

Ch24 Clinical History, Examination and Surgical Decision Making

Ch25 Imaging Findings in Posterior Instability

Ch26 Arthroscopic Treatment of Posterior Instability

Ch27 Open Surgical Treatment and Posterior Glenoid Bone Loss

Ch28 Rehabilitation after Posterior Instability Repair – Open vs. Arthroscopic


Ch29 Pathology and Findings in Patients with Multidirectional Instability

Ch30 Clinical History, Examination, Arthroscopic Findings and Treatment of Multidirectional Instability

Ch31 Non-Operative Management and Scapular Dyskinesis

Ch32 Arthroscopic Treatment of Multidirectional Instability – Surgical Technique

Ch33 Open Treatment of Multidirectional Instability – Surgical Technique


Ch34 Instability Treatment Failure – Common Reasons and Prevention

Ch35 Rotator Interval – Considerations and Techniques for Instability

Ch36 Extensive Labral Tears – Pathology and Surgical Treatment

Ch37 Nerve Injuries with Instability Procedures – Prevention and Management

Ch38 Subscapularis Deficiency after Instability Procedures – Prevention and Management

Ch39 Capsular Deficiency with Recurrent Instability

Ch40 Glenohumeral Stiffness and Arthritis after Instability Surgery – Causes and Surgical Treatment

Ch41 Recognition and Management of Combined Instability and rotator Cuff Tears – Surgical Management

Ch42 The Patient with Hyperlaxity and Shoulder Instability – Ehlers Danlos and Other Disorders

Ch 43 Management of Chronic Shoulder Dislocations

Book Reviews
"When I teach my residents to review articles and books, one of the first things I insist they assess is who is speaking. In this case, Dr. Provencher and Dr. Romeo are key leaders in the field whom I trust will provide me with the most effective techniques to enable me to take the best possible care of my patients. They have done a superb job of creating a wonderful, go-to book on shoulder instability that I will insist my residents and fellows read as part of their training. I guarantee it will improve the outcomes of their patients. It clearly will be a wonderful addition to the institutional and personal orthopedic library."- Mark Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) 4 star Doody rating!
Book details
ISBN: 9781437709223
Page Count: 552
Retail Price : £167.00
1-4160-3278-9, 978-1-4160-3278-6, Lee & Neviaser: Operative Techniques: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Book, Website and DVD, Dec-2010
978-1-4557-2821-3, Provencher & Romeo: Shoulder Instability: A Comprehensive Approach E-Book, Dec-2011

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