Capsulolabral insertion classification

Dr Henry Knipe and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

There is variation in the relationship between the glenoid labrum and the anterior shoulder joint capsule. This has been divided into three types:

  • Type 1: capsule inserts into the labrum proper
  • Type 2: capsule inserts into the base of the labrum, or within 1cm of the base
  • Type 3: capsule inserts into the scapular neck, 1cm medial to the labral base

Differential diagnosis

Its importance for radiologists is to not confuse this normal variation with anterior labral injuries:

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