What are SLAP tears?

Also known as: superior labrum anterior and posterior tear.

SLAP is an acronym that stands for superior labrum anterior and posterior. The labrum is a ring of cartilage that holds the bones of the shoulder joint in position. The SLAP region is where the biceps' tendon attaches.

Reviewed by: Craig Spurdle. MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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