The glenohumeral joint is the most frequently dislocated major joint in the body with about 2% of the population dislocating their shoulders between the ages of 18 and 70 [1]. About 80% of these shoulder dislocations occur in the anterior direction, and they most commonly occur in the apprehension position, which is characterized by 60° of glenohumeral abduction and 60° of external rotation [2]. The most common pathology associated with dislocation is instability due to permanent deformation [3]. Current surgical repair techniques for shoulder dislocations are inadequate with about 25% of patients still experiencing pain and instability after surgery [4]. By assessing the strain distribution, it is possible to determine the stabilizing function of the various capsular regions. In addition, surgeons could benefit from knowing the location and extent of tissue damage when placating the capsule during repair procedures. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the location and extent of injury to the anteroinferior capsule during anterior dislocation by quantifying the strain at dislocation and the non-recoverable strain following dislocation.

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