Anterior labral tear- extensive

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick


Subluxation and a feeling of shoulder instability.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male

MR arthrography

MR arthrography

Large anterior labral tear spanning its entire length (6-12 o'clock). Irregularity of the inferoanterior glenoid without clear evidence of a fracture, but with signs of damage/erosion of the hyaline cartilage.

Rotator cuff: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor tendons are of normal thickness, integrity, and signal. The muscles themselves are of normal thickness, without any sign of atrophy or fatty infiltration.
The long head of biceps (LHB) tendon is of normal thickness and signal, located in its groove.
Head of the humerus and acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) - no pathological finding.

Extensive tear of the anterior labrum, with damage to the inferoanterior glenoid.


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Case information

rID: 73682
Published: 18th Jan 2020
Last edited: 19th Jan 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Laniado Hospital

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