Dr Heckroodt Laubscher

Specialist Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon

Laterjet Procedure

This procedure is indicated in certain patients with repeated anterior shoulder dislocations. It is also a treatment option in patients with previous failed anterior arthroscopic Bankart procedures. During the procedure the osteotomized coracoid is fixated to the glenoid rim by means of two screws. It is performed through an 6-10cm anterior approach of the shoulder.

Procedure duration:
45 minutes

Post operative rehabilitation:
The patient will wear a sling (shoulder immobiliser) for 2 weeks. Thereafter rehabilitation with the assistance of a physiotherapist will commence. No contact sports are allowed for the first 3 months post surgery.
Complete and full recovery is expected at 3 to 6 months post surgery.