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Superior Labrum Lesions eMedicine Sports
Before the use of shoulder arthroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis and management of shoulder problems, glenoid labrum lesions were underappreciated. More specifically, superior labrum lesions about the insertion of the long biceps tendon were typically were noted or managed using standard open surgical techniques. An improved understanding of the surgical anatomy and the biomechanical contributions of the superior labrum have demonstrated its significance in shoulder stability and its role in the pathogenesis of shoulder pain.
Andrews et al published a study that examined glenoid labrum lesions related to the long head of the biceps (LHB) in 73 throwing athletes.1 The authors observed that the LHB was contiguous with the superior labrum and that most of these patients had avulsed the anterosuperior labrum off the glenoid in conjunction with the biceps tendon. Subsequently, Snyder et al defined the pattern of superior labral injury in 27 patients who were described as having superior labrum anterior posterior (SLAP) lesions.
Synonyms and related keywords:
superior labrum anterior-posterior lesion, SLAP lesion, superior glenoid lesion, anterior to posterior lesion of the superior labrum, anterior-to-posterior lesion of the superior labrum, shoulder instability, labral repair, posterior labral repair, capsulolabral complex, capsulolabral repair, Bankart lesion, Buford complex
Williams & Petrigliano 2008
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Williams & Petrigliano
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Added: Tue Apr 15 2008