It might just not be a question of muscle bulk D, but muscle balance.|
I've definitely been guilty of working more on the showy chest/bicep stuff in the past, leaving me bulked up where it looks "good" but still having shitty strength specifically where it mattered during extreme ranges of motion. I do a lot more work on my back muscles now.
Years back I had surgery and was told confidently by the surgeon that I'd never dislocate my arm again as it'd never be able to rotate outward more than 90 degrees again. He cut the main tendon and sewed it back over itself to shorten and thicken it up. An enormous 12 inch scar, loss of all feeling in the skin of my shoulder from cut nerves, a long recovery and... started dislocating again within the year. The tendon just stretched right out again.
I suspect a lot of surgical solutions are fine if you lead a "regular" life. If you want to keep doing dynamic/sporty stuff though, the success rate drops off noticeably. Not saying don't do it, rather, discuss specifically what can go wrong and perhaps factor in a revised view of what you can expect of the joint post op...
#9547633, By mcmothercruncher The joint dislocation thread :)
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