In fractures of the glenoid rim where the glenoid fragments are too small to fix with screws, the glenoid labrum and capsule needs to be reduced and fixed to obtain a stable shoulder. This can be done with the use of suture anchors.
This procedure may be performed arthroscopically or open.
There are number of different suture anchors on the market which vary in size and design. In this illustration we are using the simple cork screw anchor which is inserted arthroscopically.