Glenolabral articular disruption (GLAD) lesion

Case contributed by Dr Deepu Alex Thomas


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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Case information

rID: 50340
Published: 1st Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Oct 2019
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