Clinical and imaging assessment for superior labrum anterior and posterior lesions

Edward G. McFarland, Miho J. Tanaka, Juan Garzon-Muvdi, Xiaofeng Jia, Steve A. Petersen

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Abstract

In the evaluation of the painful shoulder, especially in the overhead athlete, diagnosing superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) lesions continues to challenge the clinician because of 1) the lack of specificity of examination tests for SLAP; 2) a paucity of well-controlled studies of those tests; and 3) the presence of coexisting confounding abnormalities. Some evidence indicates that multiple positive tests increase the likelihood that a SLAP lesion is present, but no one physical examination finding conclusively makes that diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-239
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Sports Medicine Reports
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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