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Labral Tears in the Shoulder

The labrum is a cartilaginous cup which circles the shallow shoulder socket (the glenoid) to make the socket deeper.  The labrum supports and stabilizes the shoulder joint. Injury to the labrum typically occurs from repetitive trauma in overhead throwers, such as in...

Shoulder Joint Tears

The shoulder joint is compromised of three bones: the clavicle (collar bone), the scapula (shoulder blade) and the humerus. The humerus rests in a socket called the glenoid. The labrum is a soft fibrous tissue rim that surrounds the socket thereby stabilizing the...