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Labral Tears in the Shoulder

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...
Rehabilitation from Shoulder Surgery

Rehabilitation from Shoulder Surgery

Patients with tears in the labrum, biceps tendon and inferior glenohumeral ligament often undergone surgery. Tears to the labrum, the fibrous tissue that surrounds the glenoid socket, involve cutting and removing the damaged tissue. If the tendon is torn it is...
Shoulder Joint Tears

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...