What is Glenoid Bone Loss?
One of the four joints in the shoulder, known as the Glenohumeral joint, is a ball and socket articulation between the head of the humerus (arm bone) and the glenoid cavity (part of the shoulder blade or scapula.) Glenoid bone loss can occur as a result of anterior shoulder dislocation, particularly in repeated dislocations. Other factors can cause glenoid bone loss, including repetitive friction between the humeral head and the anterior glenoid margin. This type of glenoid bone loss is common in athletes such as baseball players, or other sports enthusiast, who use continual over-head motions in their sport. Glenoid bone loss can be a cause for shoulder instability and repeated dislocations. Dr. James Mazzara, shoulder surgeon, is extremely skilled in treating glenoid bone loss with arthroscopic treatment for patients in Manchester, South Windsor, Enfield, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities.