The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body.

However, it relies on soft-tissue restraints, including the capsule, ligaments, and musculature, for stability. Therefore, this joint is at the highest risk for dislocation.

This pathology accounts for a great deal of missed performance and training time, as well as long- term health detriment and lifestyle modification. Although some patients who experience shoulder instability can return to the pre-injury activity levels without surgical treatment, others have persistent dysfunction that impairs. their quality of life and performance and requires surgical intervention. 

The development of arthroscopic suture anchors has revolutionized the treatment of anterior shoulder instability; such that arthroscopic management is now the standard of care. In the hands of experienced surgeons, outcomes for arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability now enjoy considerable success.