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BESS/BOA PATIENT CARE PATHWAYS: ATRAUMATIC SHOULDER INSTABILITY
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE
Approximately 5% of shoulder dislocations are due to altered motor control or capsular laxity or a combination of both. Such causes of dislocations belong to the category of atraumatic shoulder instability (ASI). There is a lack of evidence to guide patients and healthcare professionals on the best treatment options for ASI. Therefore, this study aimed to provide guidelines to base decision making for the assessment, management and if required, referral of these patients.
400 publications were obtained after a thorough literature search conducted through till April 2017. These publications were reviewed and studies were excluded if irrelevant. The recommendations in this study are based on the included 48 publications.