Kim lesion of the shoulder

Kim lesions are superficial tears between the posterior glenoid labrum and glenoid articular cartilage without labral detachment. Failure to identify and treat this lesion may lead to permanent posterior instability. 

Radiographic features

  • flattening or incomplete avulsion of posterior labrum
  • normal relation of glenoid cartilage and posterior labrum
  • glenoid retroversion
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Article information

rID: 25885
Section: Gamuts
Tags: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Kim lesion of shoulder
  • Kim lesion
  • Kim's lesion
  • Kim lesion (shoulder)

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