An assessment needs to be done of the likelihood of your shoulder “popping out” again.
Important factors to consider include:
- Your age at the time of first dislocation
- Your work and sporting requirements
- The flexibility of your uninjured ligaments
- Examination of your injured shoulder
- Associated injuries to the shoulder such as bone loss (i.e. bony Bankart or Hill Sachs lesion), nerve damage, tear of the rotator cuffs, etc.
With this information, your surgeon will be able to give you an estimate of the likelihood of your shoulder continuing to dislocate.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.