About Surgery

The surgeons at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute have the expertise necessary to restore your shoulder function, no matter how complex your condition. Our surgeons have fellowship training in shoulder surgery and focus exclusively on shoulder procedures. We specialize in performing open Bankart shoulder repair, as well as revising previously unsuccessful procedures. If you had your original surgery done elsewhere and are not satisfied with your results, we can work with you to improve your outcome.

What is open Bankart repair?

Used to treat conditions such as shoulder dislocations or instability, open Bankart repair helps stabilize the ball back into the socket of the shoulder joint. In this procedure, your orthopedic surgeon will repair damaged ligaments and cartilage through an incision in the front of your shoulder. For some patients, our surgeons may recommend a minimally invasive option called arthroscopic Bankart repair.

Why is open Bankart repair performed?

You may be a good candidate if you suffer from severe shoulder instability and have not found relief from medication, physical therapy, or other non-surgical techniques. We also often use this method to help patients who have previously had unsuccessful shoulder surgery. Open Bankart repair surgery is usually used to treat severe shoulder conditions, such as:

What does surgery involve?

Before your procedure, we take time to discuss the entire procedure and what to expect. We listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and discuss the most advanced and effective treatment options. We will help you find your best treatment plan to help you regain strength and function in your shoulder.

What does recovery involve?

After surgery you will generally wear your arm in a sling for three to four weeks. You will also have physical therapy treatment for one to four months following surgery to regain strength and range of motion in your arm. Typically, we will advise you to avoid contact sports for about six months after surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon will discuss any further recovery details with you before your procedure.

What are the benefits?

Our goal is for you to experience the following benefits after surgery:

  • Shoulder pain relief
  • Restored range of motion in the shoulder
  • Improved shoulder strength and balance
  • Improved shoulder stability
  • Ability to return to normal activities

 

If you believe you may need open Bankart repair surgery, call 202-295-0511 to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. Our doctors have years of experience treating a wide range of shoulder conditions and are pleased to offer comprehensive shoulder care in the Washington, D.C. area. 

Our Specialists

Shoulder & Elbow

Brent Bowie Wiesel, MD

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Chevy Chase
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – McLean

Sports Medicine

Evan H. Argintar, MD
Evan H. Argintar, MD
Sports Medicine

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Emmanuel Asare O Atiemo, MD

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
Vestinia P. Bridges, MD

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Waldorf
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Wiemi Abell Douoguih, MD

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Daniel Mark Hampton, MD

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lake Ridge
David Charles Johnson, MD

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
John A. Kuri, II, MD
John A. Kuri, II, MD
Sports Medicine

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
Carter Wallace Mitchell, MD

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Chevy Chase
William Postma, MD
William Postma, MD
Sports Medicine

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Chevy Chase
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – McLean
Steven James Svoboda, MD

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Mitchellville
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Melissa Ann Yadao, MD
Melissa Ann Yadao, MD
Sports Medicine
PhonePhone: 866-767-1682

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lake Ridge

Locations

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007
Phone: 202-444-8766
18109 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 325 Olney, MD, 20832
Phone: 301-774-8958
25500 Point Lookout Road, Suite 250 Leonardtown, MD, 20650
Phone: 240-434-7483
106 Irving Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20010
Phone: 202-877-6000
1120 20th Street Northwest, Building 1 South Washington, DC, 20036
Phone: 202-416-2000
13950 Brandywine Road, 2nd Floor Brandywine, MD, 20613
Phone: 301-856-1682
5454 Wisconsin Avenue, 11th Floor Chevy Chase, MD, 20815
Phone: 301-215-9423
6355 Walker Lane, Suite 501 Alexandria, VA, 22310
Phone: 703-971-3701
12825 Minnieville Road, Suite 203 Woodbridge, VA, 22192
Phone: 703-971-3701
6858 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 200 Mc Lean, VA, 22101
Phone: 202-444-8766
11325 Pembrooke Square, Suite 115 Waldorf, MD, 20603
Phone: 301-856-1682