i'm due for arthroscopic labral repair on my left shoulder on Sep 8 .. which i'm NOT looking forward to. the same surgeon who did my right shoulder will be doing it again on my left .. joel shapiro at seattle ortho center. it's too far to travel from CO when you have great surgeons in your own back yard, but he's highly recommended. i appreciate his candor, technical skill, & his track record of working on athletes of all kinds .. plus, his personal interest/investment in his patients is awesome. as an athlete himself, he wants to hear from you long after the procedure & know what you're up to & how his work has held up .. he's a genuinely nice guy. some of y'all don't care about that stuff, but i appreciate it.
it might be worth your time to check out this new technology & discuss with your surgeon, for labrum-glenoid anchors: Biomet Sports Medicine : JuggerKnot? Soft Anchor
the benefits include way smaller drill bit size (1.4 mm vs 3 mm), no hard implants in joint space (these are all suture, not titanium or resorbable plastic), equal pull-out strength, & since they're half the size of contemporary implants, the surgeon should be able to get more implants/sutures into the labrum to ensure a bomber repair.