Criteria For Return To Sports

Return to sports is not considered until shoulder range of motion and strength are regained. In general, a minimum of 4 months after surgery is required to reach these parameters, as well as to

Figure 19-4 Shoulder of 20-year-old football player (from Fig. 19-1). A, Posterior labral detachment viewed arthroscopically. B, With two inferior sutures already placed and tied, final anchor has been placed and suture passed through labrum and capsule to be used as "shuttle" suture. C, Suture from anchor after being passed through labrum and capsule. D, Final posterior repair.

Figure 19-4 Shoulder of 20-year-old football player (from Fig. 19-1). A, Posterior labral detachment viewed arthroscopically. B, With two inferior sutures already placed and tied, final anchor has been placed and suture passed through labrum and capsule to be used as "shuttle" suture. C, Suture from anchor after being passed through labrum and capsule. D, Final posterior repair.

allow adequate healing of the repaired tissues. In many cases, return to sports is delayed for 6 months or longer.

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