SLAP tear - type III

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


History of trauma 2 months back

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Bucket-handle tear involving superior labrum is seen with fluid extending anterior to posterior of superior labrum, with labral cysts at both margins. Tear is not seen to extend to biceps attachment, suggesting type III SLAP tear.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent of SLAP (superior labral anterior posterior)  tear - type III which are commonly complicated with labral cysts, as seen in this case.

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Case information

rID: 21427
Published: 22nd Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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