Slap Tear

A superior labrum anterior and posterior tear or SLAP tear is an injury to the labrum. This injury may also involve the biceps tendon, which is attached to the top part of the labrum. The injury occurs from repeated use of the shoulder while throwing or a fall onto the shoulder.

Slap Tear


  • Pain at the top of the shoulder
  • Increase in pain during activity such as throwing
  • Catching sensation



  • Physical examination
  • MRI

Non-Surgical Treatment:

  • Dry Needling
  • Steroid and Hyaluronic Acid Image Guided Injections
  • Image Guided Calcific Barbotage

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