Superior Labral Anterior Posterior Lesions of the Shoulder
Joby Jacob George Malal*, Yousaf Khan, Graville Farrar, Mohammed Waseem
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
Issue: Suppl 3
First Page: 356
Last Page: 360
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-7-356
Article History:Received Date: 12/10/2012
Revision Received Date: 26/10/2012
Acceptance Date: 16/11/2012
Electronic publication date: 6 /9/2013
Collection year: 2013
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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.