RESEARCH ARTICLE


Superior Labral Anterior Posterior Lesions of the Shoulder



Joby Jacob George Malal*, Yousaf Khan, Graville Farrar, Mohammed Waseem
Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3BL, UK


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Orthopaedics, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3BL, UK; Tel: +44 1625 661315; Fax: +44 1625 425873; E-mail: jjgeorgemalal@gmail.com


Abstract

Superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) lesion is of fairly recent description and its understanding is rapidly evolving. Its incidence and need for surgical treatment has increased exponentially in line with the increase in shoulder arthroscopies. It is of particular importance in the elite over head athlete and the young. A range of arthroscopic techniques and devices have been described with good functional results. The ability to return to pre injury level of sports remains a concern.

Keywords: Arthroscopic shoulder surgery, biceps anchor, glenoid labrum, slap lesion.