New video: Dr. Tehrany and Tim Lopresti perform triple labral repair to fix shoulder instability

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Shoulder instability is quite troubling and painful. The shoulder can feel like it is pulling from the socket while performing specific movements or activities. The causes for shoulder instability can vary from mild shoulder injury to severe shoulder trauma.

As a result of the instability, a person may experience significant lifestyle changes.

Recently, Dr. Tehrany had a 20-year-old patient who suffered shoulder instability. Due to an injury that occurred a year ago, the girl had been experiencing shoulder pain and discomfort for a more extended period.

The patient first had an appointment at an orthopedic group. Unfortunately, her problem remained unsolved as the doctors did not discover the origin of the problem. They provided conservative treatment. However, the pain did not subside, and she still had problems moving her arm.

Searching for a recommendation for a good shoulder doctor, the patient’s mother turned to a Facebook group. Luckily, Dr. Tehrany’s wife was a member of the group, and she recommended Dr. Tehrany to the worried mother.

Understanding the urgency, Dr. Tehrany held the initial appointment over Zoom while still on vacation. During the Telemedicine appointment, Dr. Tehrany recognized the shoulder instability. As an experienced shoulder specialist and based on the symptoms presented by the patient, Dr. Tehrany knew that the cause for the instability could be a tear in the labrum. After he carefully analyzed the MRI Scan, he confirmed his primary diagnosis. The patient had a labral tear that was causing pain and discomfort.

Dr. Tehrany took the opportunity to make an educational presentation on the surgical procedure. He recorded the surgery with the patient’s consent.

In the video, while explaining the patient’s condition, Dr. Tehrany candidly explains that identifying this tear was understandably difficult. However, his considerable experience led him to detect a cleft that can often indicate shoulder instability.

“She has got what I call triple labral tear – superior, anterior, and posterior – so we’ll do a triple labral repair,” said Dr. Tehrany.

With the help of his Physician Associate Tim Lopresti, Dr. Tehrany drilled a small hole into the bone, which allowed him to reattach the torn labrum using an anchor.

“That anchor brings that labrum down into the bone where it belongs,” Dr. Tehrany explained.

After the extensive shoulder surgery, Dr. Tehrany shared his high expectations of the results. He was confident that the young and otherwise healthy patient would make a smooth recovery.

Amazingly, social media was a catalyst to help this young woman get the expert care she needed for her shoulder instability.

If you experience anything unusual with your knee or shoulder, schedule your consultation with Dr. Armin Tehrany, a top-rated shoulder and knee expert, today! Moreover, seek a second opinion if you have the slightest bit of uncertainty about your current care provider or treatment plan.