Labral Tear/SLAP Injury
SLAP Tears (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear) are a tear of the labrum in the shoulder joint. The labrum is a ring of cartilage around the shoulder socket that stabilizes the head of the humerus. A SLAP tear occurs at the point where the biceps tendon attaches to the labrum.
SLAP Tear repair (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear) is an arthroscopic procedure performed to repair a tear of the biceps tendon at the point where it connects to the labrum, a ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket. A tear at this point is called a SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior) tear. SLAP repair is performed under general and regional anesthesia, and patients usually leave the hospital the same day.
Dr. VanderWilde talks Arthroscopic Labral Tears
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The shoulder doctors at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs.
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