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Do you recover to full strength after a slap tear?
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes w right rehab/PT
Some slap tears are not symptomatic or limiting-many top/successful mlb pitchers have them and compete without limitation; if symptomatic a trial of rehab/pt is warranted; if symptoms persist, surgery is indicated; after surgery with appropriate rehab/physical therapy you should regain full strength.
See a sports med specialist w expertise in shoulders who can refer to a good physical therapist.

In brief: Yes w right rehab/PT
Some slap tears are not symptomatic or limiting-many top/successful mlb pitchers have them and compete without limitation; if symptomatic a trial of rehab/pt is warranted; if symptoms persist, surgery is indicated; after surgery with appropriate rehab/physical therapy you should regain full strength.
See a sports med specialist w expertise in shoulders who can refer to a good physical therapist.
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Dr. Theodore Shybut
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes w/ solid healing
Superior labrum anterior to posterior (slap) lesions are treated with therapy or surgery to repair the labrum in the shoulder joint back to its normal position on the superior glenoid.
If solid healing to bone occurs, full recovery of motion and strength is expected with appropriate physical therapy.

In brief: Yes w/ solid healing
Superior labrum anterior to posterior (slap) lesions are treated with therapy or surgery to repair the labrum in the shoulder joint back to its normal position on the superior glenoid.
If solid healing to bone occurs, full recovery of motion and strength is expected with appropriate physical therapy.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Slap tear
You should be able to recover full strength after a slap tear is repaired.
If it is not repaired or removed it may be difficult to regain full strength secondary to recurrent pain.

In brief: Slap tear
You should be able to recover full strength after a slap tear is repaired.
If it is not repaired or removed it may be difficult to regain full strength secondary to recurrent pain.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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