Table 4

Summary of findings for open compared with arthroscopic labrum surgery in treatment of chronic post-traumatic shoulder instability

Open compared with arthroscopic labrum surgery for prevention of recurrent dislocations in treatment of chronic post-traumatic shoulder instability
Patient or population: chronic post-traumatic shoulder instability in general population
Setting: surgical versus surgical management
Intervention: open labrum surgery
Comparison: arthroscopic labrum surgery
Outcome
Number of participants
(studies)
Relative effect
(95% CI)
Anticipated absolute effects (95% CI)CertaintyWhat happens
ArthroscopicOpenDifference
Redislocation rate after surgical intervention in treatment of chronic post-traumatic shoulder instability
Follow-up: mean 2 years
Number of participants: 269
(three RCTs)
RR 0.43
(0.19 to 0.97)
13.4% 5.8%
(2.6 to 13.0)
7.7% fewer
(10.9 fewer to 0.4 fewer)
⨁⨁◯◯
Low*
Open labrum repair seems to be beneficial in prevention of shoulder redislocations.