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What is the treatment for a 7mm slap 2 tear on posterior aspect of superior labrum along with fraying?

What is the treatment for a 7mm slap 2 tear on posterior aspect of superior labrum along with fraying?

Surgery : Surgery is a consideration. A "slap" tear is a tear of the labrum, which is the cartilage "cup" that helps hold the humerus in the glenoid and can be repaired arthroscopically. I would discuss options directly with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Got a posterior labrum tear 10 to 6 o'clock but full range of motion. Should I consider surgery?

Got a posterior labrum tear 10 to 6 o'clock but full range of motion. Should I consider surgery?

It depends: Your need for surgery depends on what prompted you to get the study that showed the tear. If you have full range of motion, full strength, good shoulder stability, and can do what you want to do with your arm, then the answer is no. If your shoulder shifts on you, and you cannot do things that you want to do because of it, then you should consider having it fixed. ...Read more

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MRI Findings: Intrasubstance signal within the posterior/inferior labrum of the shoulder, what does it mean?

MRI Findings: 
Intrasubstance signal within the posterior/inferior labrum of the shoulder, what does it mean?

Something in lining: The labrum is the lip or lining cushion of the shoulder. The MRI is saying that there's something within that cushion that is causing the MRI picture to look different. It could be blood, fluid, swelling, an infection, tumor, or many other things. Without seeing the images, it is hard to tell. Use Healthtap Prime or talk to the doctor who ordered the MRI regarding this matter. ...Read more

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Shoulder MRI: What does this mean? Focal bony proliferation w/focal chondral labral separation suspected @ posterior labrum at the 8 o'clock position?

Shoulder MRI: What does this mean? Focal bony proliferation w/focal chondral labral separation suspected @ posterior labrum at the 8 o'clock position?

Labral tear: See an experienced shoulder arthroscopist to assess clinical correlation w/ this MRI report.Basically it means you MAY have a labral( cartilage) tear of your shoulder in the 'back' portion ( posterior)of your glenoid( shoulder socket).the possible 'bony proliferation' may be a response to a long- standing labral tear.Clinical Correlation needed! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a partial anterior labrum tear in shoulder?

Is it possible to have a partial anterior labrum tear in shoulder?

Yes: Yes. The labrum may not be fully torn off of the gleaned (or socket). There are many subtleties to this and reasons to have surgery would be for the feeling of the shoulder being unstable. Make sure you are seeing a shoulder trained sports medicine orthopedic specialist ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an anterior labrum tear without ever dislocating your shoulder?

Is it possible to have an anterior labrum tear without ever  dislocating your shoulder?

Labrum injury: With a dislocation, a labral injury called a Bankart lesion or a bony Bankart occurs. However, labral injuries can happen from several types of injuries that include falling on an outstretched hand, violent pulls of the shoulder, etc. Here is some information from the AAOS. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00426 http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A006 ...Read more

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Is surgery mandatory for extensive tearing of the anterior & anterosuperior aspect of acetabular labrum extending into superolateral aspect of hip?

Is surgery mandatory for extensive tearing of the anterior & anterosuperior aspect of acetabular labrum extending into superolateral aspect of hip?

Never mandatory. : The indications 4 surgery is first a diagnosis, then if symptomatic ; interferes with ur daily activities, u r the 1 who6 makes the decision 4 surgery. U will b given all the options ; u decide how 2 proceed. What u describe can lead 2 early arthritis, but also all surgery comes with risks. ...Read more