This surgical procedure is used to improve recurrent shoulder dislocations. First described by a French surgeon (hence the name!) in the 1950s, this operation aims to address the bony loss and instability typically associated with more serious dislocations. This operation is becoming more popular in rugby and footy athletes, with AFL stars such as Nat Fyfe, Gary Ablett and West Coast ruckman Scott Lycett choosing Latarjet.
On February 15, the physiotherapists at Hoppers Physio had the privilege of welcoming Dr. Austin Vo to the clinic to hear him deliver a tutorial on the topic of shoulders.