SLAP lesions: Current controversies

Filippo Familiari, Gazi Huri, Roberto Simonetta, Edward G. McFarland

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▪ Knowledge of the pertinent anatomy, pathogenesis, clinical presentation and treatment of the spectrum of injuries involving the superior glenoid labrum and biceps origin is required in treating the patient with a superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) tear. ▪Despite the plethora of literature regarding SLAP lesions, their clinical diagnosis remains challenging for a number of reasons. • First, the diagnostic value of many of the available physical examination tests is inconsistent and ambiguous. • Second, SLAP lesions most commonly occur concomitantly with other shoulder injuries. • Third, SLAP lesions have no specific associated pain pattern.▪ Outcomes following surgical treatment of SLAP tears vary depending on the method of treatment, associated pathology and patient characteristics. ▪Biceps tenodesis has been receiving increasing attention as a possible treatment for SLAP tears.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalEFORT Open Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2019


  • Aetiology
  • Controversies
  • Examination
  • Repair
  • SLAP
  • Tenodesis
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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