SLAP Tears

Superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) tears are injuries that occur to the labrum at its upper most aspect near the attachment of the biceps tendon. SLAP tears generally occur from chronic overuse and in particular overhead activity and are common in the middle aged and older population. Surgery is often unnecessary in these cases. SLAP tears diagnosed after acute injury or in cases where pain has persisted in spite of appropriate nonsurgical care may require surgical repair.

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