Glenolabral articular disruption (GLAD) lesion

Case contributed by Deepu Alex Thomas
Diagnosis certain


Shoulder pain after trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Disruption of the anteroinferior articular cartilage on the MR arthrogram with contrast extending between the cartilage and the glenoid bone.

Annotated image

Arrow depicting the GLAD lesion.

Case Discussion

Glenolabral articular disruption (GLAD) lesion is an uncommon type of post-traumatic lesion involving the anteroinferior labrum and adjacent articular cartilage. This case was verified by shoulder arthroscopy.

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