So basically, I got a Bankart Lesion tear about half a year ago and I finally got the MRI results yesterday after repeating having my shoulder pull out of the socket while playing sports. Basically, repeatedly dislocations. The injury was to the Labrum. I've been resting it for about two months now (stopped all sports) and it doesn't hurt a whole lot anymore but there is discomfort in certain positions. I'm only 17 so this is a big decision for me. The hospital doctor said that there's a really good chance of recurrence of the dislocations at my age and that he said surgery was the only way to have it healed. I asked him the success rate of the surgery, he said it was about 80%. And stuff like infections and bleeding can also occur. My question is should I go with the surgery at this age? And how often do these type of surgeries go bad? Lastly, will I be COMPLETELY healed? I would have asked the doctor there but he seemed quite busy so I didn't want to piss off the rest of the people there waiting. :( Thank you. In case anyone didn't know what that is: http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&q=bankart&meta=&fp=1&cad=b The first few links are useful.