A SLAP Lesion, which stands for superior labrum anterior to posterior, is a tear of the labrum in the shoulder joint. The labrum is a ring of cartilage around the glenoid (shoulder socket) that stabilizes the head of the humerus (upper arm). When this injury occurs, the point where the biceps tendon attaches to the labrum is torn or damaged.

There are a few types of labrum tears. One is where the labrum is torn and detached from the bone, usually when a direct trauma to the shoulder occurs. The second type is a tearing or fraying within the labrum itself. The third type is a tear to the area where the biceps tendon attaches to the glenoid.

Labrum tears can be painful and obstruct your daily routine. If you are struggling with shoulder pain from a labrum tear, schedule an appointment with a shoulder physician now.

People of all ages can suffer from sports-related injuries. Sprains, strains, muscle pulls, and tendonitis are all too familiar injuries that MD West ONE sports medicine physicians treat on a daily basis.

Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Physcians

We have fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians who specialize in treating sports injuries, so you can rest assured they can take care of even the most complex injury. They provide comprehensive sports medicine services including diagnosis, treatment, physical therapy, and when necessary, the latest surgical techniques such as arthroscopy. And because we know teamwork is key — MD West ONE, if neccessary, can utilize more than one subspecialist to treat your injury, minimize downtime, and expedite return to normal activity. Meet our sports medicine specialists below!

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