Buford complex

Buford complex

A normal variant of shoulder anatomy of the superior labrum/biceps complex, which is characterised by the large anterosuperior foramen due to a reduced or absent anterosuperior labrum, in combination with a thick, cordlike middle glenohumeral ligament. It occurs in ±1.5% of the general population and can be confused with a labral tear, although the absent labrum occurs in the superior-anterior quadrant, an uncommon site of labral tear.
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This variation differs from a Buford complex, which is an absent anterosuperior labrum in combination with a cord-like middle glenohumeral ligament.