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Buford complex

Case contributed by Dr Nafisa Shakir Batta


Shoulder pain.

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male

Non-arthrographic MRI reveals absence of the anterosuperior labrum with a thickened, fibrillary, middle glenohumeral ligament and a small, diminutive anteroinferior labrum, with normal take-off of the biceps tendon from superior glenoid rim.

Case Discussion

Buford complex is a congenital variant of the glenoid labrum. It is defined as the absence of the superior labrum from 1-3 O'clock position and is associated with a thickened, sometimes cord-like, middle glenohumeral ligament that helps to add anterior stability to the shoulder. 

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Case information

rID: 23954
Published: 20th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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