To evaluate the functional outcome following Ha-Eri Chari procedure as treatment for recurrent anterior dislocation of shoulder.
Materials and methods: This study is a prospective study. 20 patients aged 20 to 44, who underwent Ha-Eri chari procedure from 2014 to 2016 for recurrent anterior dislocation of the right (n=14) and left (n=6) shoulders were included in this study. The mean number of dislocations was 20. The patients were evaluated every 12 weeks during the first year and every 6 months thereafter. The mean follow-up period was 12 months. Outcome was evaluated using the Burkhead and Rockwood criteria.
Results: Outcome was excellent in 16 patients, good in 4. None had poor outcome. The mean external rotation deficit at 00 and 900 of abduction improved. No patient had evidence of loosening, infection, re dislocation, migration of coracoid screw or glenohumeral arthritis.
Conclusion: Ha-Eri Chari procedure is a viable and simple treatment for recurrent anterior shoulder dislocation. This procedure is relatively simple and can be performed by all orthopaedic surgeons without the need of specialised arthroscopic instruments.