What are the 4 types of SLAP lesions?

What are the 4 types of SLAP lesions?

SLAP Lesion

SLAP Classification
Type Description
I Labral and biceps fraying, anchor intact (11% of cases)
II Labral fraying with detached biceps tendon anchor (41% of cases)
III Bucket handle tear, intact biceps tendon anchor (33% of cases) (Biceps separates from bucket handle tear)

Which tendon is most responsible for SLAP lesions of the labrum?

SLAP tears are caused by forceful eccentric traction exerted on the biceps tendon and in throwers by the chronic stress placed on the labrum when the shoulder is forcefully abducted and externally rotated (eg, cocking position of throwing).

Can a SLAP lesion heal on its own?

SLAP tears are often painful and can cause clicking in the shoulder. They often occur as a result of a jarring motion of the arm. Unfortunately, SLAP tears do not heal on their own and usually require surgery to allow them to heal properly.

How does a slap lesion occur?

A SLAP lesion is mainly caused by a fall on an outstretched arm where there is an important superior compression on the labrum which causes a tear of the labrum. A typical symptom is intermittent pain that also occurs in overhead movements.

What does a slap lesion feel like?

SLAP Tear Symptoms: Deep, aching pain. Popping, clicking, catching, locking or grinding in the shoulder.

How are SLAP lesions diagnosed?

O’Driscoll, the dynamic labral shear test (DLST) is used to diagnose a SLAP lesion. It is performed with the patient supine with the affected arm off the side of the examining table. The shoulder is close to the edge of the bed so that the examining table mattress supports the scapula, but the humerus is free.

How do you sleep with a SLAP tear?

You may want to place a pillow under your injured arm for additional comfort and support. Lie flat on your back with your injured arm propped up with a pillow. Using a pillow may help reduce stress and pressure on your injured side. Lie on your uninjured side.