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SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

What is a SLAP Tear

This condition is a tear of the labrum in the shoulder joint. The labrum is 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.

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How do you repair a SLAP tear?

This arthroscopic procedure is 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 our private outpatient surgery center the same day.

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