SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
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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.
What is a SLAP tear?
This detailed video describes a a SLAP tear, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options may include rest, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections and physical therapy. If the tear does not heal, surgery may be needed to repair the joint.