The simple answer to this question is, “yes”. However, there are important facts with each patient that might indicate why a particular surgical procedure failed. For some, recurrent instability can occur due to bone erosions and deficiencies on the socket or humeral head ( ball ). Failure to address these areas can lead to failure. In others, failure can be due to congenital ligament laxity from various genetic abnormalities, incompetent native tissue, and inadequate initial surgical fixation. There are complex surgical procedures that can be done to help stabilize a shoulder, including bone and cartilage transplantations, ligament and capsular reconstructions with tendons harvested from other areas of the body as well as with cadaveric tissue.