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Arthroscopic SLAP Repair

About

Arthroscopic SLAP Repair is a minimally invasive treatment done for a SLAP tear or injury. During this procedure, your surgeon will make a very small incision and insert a tiny camera – called an arthroscope – into your shoulder. This allows for the shoulder joint to be seen on a video monitor, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments to remove damaged tissue and suture the torn labrum to the bone using a tiny anchor. In some cases, if the tendon can’t be repaired, it is released from the torn labrum, and re-attached lower on the humerus bone.

 

What It Treats

SLAP is an acronym for Superior (top) Labral tear from Anterior (front) to Posterior (back). Arthroscopic SLAP repair is the most common surgical technique done for a tear or injury to the top of the labrum.

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