Dr. Karas Contributes to Video Journal of Sports Medicine

Shoulder instability with critical bipolar bone loss can be exceedingly difficult to treat. Addressing this challenge, Dr. Karas teamed up with Dr. Bradley L. Young, his colleague from the Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, at the Emory University School of Medicine, to present a viable new option in the prestigious Video Journal of Sports Medicine.

Founded in 2021, the Video Journal of Sports Medicine (VJSM®) is an open access video journal and official peer-reviewed publication of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, supported by many international partner societies. The journal enables leading physicians to demonstrate and share promising new techniques with fellow orthopedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine via multimedia video-based articles with complementary written material.

Last year, Dr. Karas and Dr. Young demonstrated a breakthrough technique for treating shoulder instability with critical bipolar bone loss through anterior glenoid bone block augmentation and partial humeral head resurfacing. Three case reports gave evidence that this technique is a viable surgical option for patients with critical glenoid bone loss and an engaging Hill-Sachs lesion.

Charting new paths to better results is Dr. Karas’ longstanding focus.