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The labrum of the shoulder is a thick cartilaginous ring of tissue that helps improve shoulder stability and overall function. Injury to the labrum can occur from a variety of causes, but is often associated with overhead repetitive use in sports like baseball, volleyball, swimming and tennis. The labrum is also frequently injured from trauma such as falls, car accidents and direct contact. Symptoms from labral injury to the shoulder can range from pain with activity to recurrent dislocations. Treatment of these injuries often involves physical therapy and progressive return to sports and activities based upon resolution of symptoms. When symptoms persist in spite of an adequate course of conservative care, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem. Below is a short video of a Type 2 SLAP repair performed arthroscopically.

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