Bankart's lesion

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Bankart's lesion

damage to the capsule of the shoulder joint at the rim of the glenoid cavity of the scapula, caused by traumatic anterior dislocation of the shoulder joint and leading to recurrent dislocation with relatively minor injury. Named after the British orthopaedic surgeon who described the lesion in the 1920s. Bankart's operation repairs the defect.