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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14) The 11-to-3-o'clock position is a common site of anatomic variants of the labrum and glenohumeral ligament (sublabral recess, sublabral foramen, Buford complex and mobile glenoid labrum).
The correlation of the Buford complex and SLAP lesions.
This variation differs from a Buford complex, which is an absent anterosuperior labrum in combination with a cord-like middle glenohumeral ligament.