stands for Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior, which means the tear is in the upper part of the labrum and extends to the back and the front of the labrum.
At surgery a locked buckle handle SLAP tear
extending from 11 O'clock to 8 O'clock was recognized and the bucket handle excised.
First, contrast within a SLAP tear is directed away from the interface between the fibrocartilaginous labrum and the osseous glenoid (Figure 3).
Unlike SLAP tears in the shoulder, tears of the acetabular labrum are more commonly seen as contrast tracking between the fibrocartilaginous labrum and the acetabular rim (Figure 16), rather than tracking into the substance of the labrum itself.
It was frustrating because the injury happened the week before the first friendly, it was what's known as a SLAP tear
and is quite technical, and it just took a lot of rest, rehab and strengthening exercises to put right.
Multiple special physical examination tests exist to aid in the diagnosis of a SLAP tear, including the dynamic labral shear test, biceps load test, and labral tension test.
They hypothesized that there would be no difference in outcome between repair of both lesions compared to repair of the rotator cuff without repair of the type II SLAP tear.
Four SLAP lesions were detected on conventional MRI while MR arthrography detected SLAP tears
in 7 patients.
For the shoulder specialist, we include an algorithm of the treatment of Hill-Sachs lesions and discuss the role of biceps tenodesis in SLAP tears
SLAP tears may lead to shoulder catching and locking.
The anterior aspect of the shoulder's capsule also lengthens, allowing anterior capsular laxity that causes additional problems, including internal impingement, SLAP tears, articular-sided, partial-thickness rotator cuff tears, and posterosuperior rotator cuff impingement.
Similarly, all the posterior labral and SLAP tears
were confirmed on arthroscopy/surgery.