Shoulder Arthroscopic SLAP Repair

///Shoulder Arthroscopic SLAP Repair
Shoulder Arthroscopic SLAP Repair 2017-01-29T08:02:58+00:00

A SLAP tear is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder, which is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the shoulder joint.

The term SLAP stands for Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior. In a SLAP injury, the top part of the labrum is injured. This top area is also where the biceps tendon attaches to the labrum. A SLAP tear occurs both in front and back of this attachment point. The biceps tendon can be involved in the injury, as well

The common symptoms of a SLAP tear include:

  • A sensation of locking, popping, catching, or grinding
  • Pain with movement of the shoulder or when holding the shoulder in specific positions
  • Pain with lifting objects, especially overhead
  • Decrease in shoulder strength
  • A feeling that the shoulder is going to “pop out of joint”
  • Decreased range of motion

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