SLAP Lesion Labral Tear Injury

Bone and Joint Specialists-shoulder slap tear SLAP Repair | Torn Shoulder Labrum | Dr. Bartholomew-Shoulder Expert-SLAP Lesion Repair or SLAP Repair is an arthroscopic shoulder procedure to treat a torn labrum. The injury occurs from repeated use of the shoulder.

Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior (SLAP)

SLAP is short for Superior Labrum from Anterior (front) to Posterior (back). This type of labral tear is usually seen in overhead throwing athletes such as baseball players and tennis players. An injury to this part of the body typically happens due to overuse, trauma, and accidents such as falling onto an outstretched hand.

SLAP Lesion Labral Tear Symptoms

Symptoms of a SLAP Lesion include pain and soreness in the front of the shoulder when bending the elbow or turning the wrist. Some also experience a click or snap with movement of the shoulder and it may feel like the shoulder is being dislocated.

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Orthopaedic Associates of Marlborough

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Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 11:00am

The office is generally closed for lunch from 12-1 daily.
*Office hours are subject to change without notice.

  • Marlborough Location
    Marlborough Medical Building

    65 Fremont Street | Marlborough, MA 01752
    Telephone: 508-485-3665 | Fax: 508-485-0899

  • Northborough Location
    Carewell Urgent Care Building

    333 Southwest Cutoff | Northborough, MA 01532
    Telephone: 508-485-3665
    Appointments call UMASS scheduling: 855-862-7763

  • Westborough Location
    UMass Memorial Orthopedics

    154 East Main Street | Westborough, MA 01581
    Telephone: 508-485-3665
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