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What is SLAP Lesion Repair ?

A SLAP lesion, also known as a SLAP tear, is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder joint. The term "SLAP" stands for Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior, which indicates the specific location of the labral tear within the shoulder joint. The labrum is a ring of cartilage that surrounds the socket (glenoid) of the shoulder joint, providing stability and cushioning.

A SLAP lesion occurs when there is damage or detachment of the upper portion of the labrum where the biceps tendon attaches.

This can happen due to various reasons, including:
Symptoms of a SLAP lesion can vary but often include: