International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2018, Volume 4 Issue 1
Functional outcome of modified Boytchev procedure in recurrent shoulder dislocation
Author(s): Dr. Sundar Suryakumar and Dr. Ganesan G. Ram
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate functional outcome of recurrent anterior shoulder dislocation by modified Boytchev procedure. Materials and Method: This prospective study was done in 30 patients with recurrent dislocation of the shoulder, treated in the department of Orthopaedics Rajah Muthiah Medical Hospital and Sri Ramachandra Medical centre. The inclusion criteria were patients with recurrent anterior shoulder dislocation with minimum 5 to 8 episodes and age more than 18 years and less than 50 years. The exclusion criteria were fresh dislocation, dislocations with fracture of Coracoid process and patients with ligamentous laxity. The functional statuses of the patients were assessed using the Modified Rowe’s Scale. Results: out of thirty patients treated by modified Boytchev procedure 93% of patients had excellent/good outcome. Two patients, who had fair outcome in our study, were due to traumatic dislocation one year following the procedure, which leads to periarthritis of the affected shoulder and restricting abduction and external rotation movements. Conclusion: Modified Boytchev procedure is cost effective and has an easy learning curve. Therefore it is the ideal management in rural area.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sundar Suryakumar, Dr. Ganesan G. Ram. Functional outcome of modified Boytchev procedure in recurrent shoulder dislocation. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(1):225-227. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i1d.32