SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

This condition is 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.