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The labrum is a ring of soft tissue attached to the rim of the shoulder socket that helps keep the ball of the joint in place. When this cartilage is torn, it is called a labral tear. Labral tears may result from an injury, or with wear and tear during aging. At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we have an esteemed double board-certified surgeon who stays at the forefront of sports medicine. We have a team of qualified orthopedic surgeons who are experts in diagnosing and treating all types of shoulder injuries, including those that involve a labral tear. We understand that a joint injury can not only keep you from enjoying the activities you love, but it can also impact your quality of life. Our practice is housed in state-of-the-art facilities with teams of experienced physicians who use the latest methods and minimally invasive treatments to restore your joint mobility.

Depending on your specific labral injury, treatment can range from physical therapy to arthroscopic surgery. SLAP (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior) Repair is often the surgical procedure that used to correct a labral injury when the labrum attachment to the muscle is unstable. If surgery is required, you can trust that our sports medicine team will provide superior care from your initial diagnosis until your final recovery is complete.

Symptoms of Shoulder Labral Tear

If you have recently suffered from a labral tear, you may experience a sharp pop or catching sensation in the shoulder during certain shoulder movements. Patients may then feel a vague aching for several hours afterward. In other cases, the tear may not produce any pain. It is common for shoulder instability to result after a labrum injury, which causes the shoulder joint to feel loose and out of place.

Our physicians carry years of respected education and reputable experience with professional sports teams. You can trust that our surgeons are equipped to provide the high standard of care you deserve regarding your shoulder injury. From professional athletes to weekend warriors, we love helping patients regain the activities they enjoy. Our sports medicine team has helped countless patients recover from tears and injuries involving the shoulder. Contact Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians to schedule your consultation with our leading shoulder repair surgeon today.

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Jules F.

Surgery was a success my left knee is fully functional again. Langer and his staff was very helpful through this entire process they assigned me a top physical therapist Cara which was great at helping me to improve now just up to me to continue to condition myself back to the way I was physically before the injury and hopefully I never have to endure any future injuries that lead to surgery. Overall a great help and experience after surgery was completed. Thank You to Langer and his staff.

Dea'Mario F.

The Morrow location was a great experience for me. The staff was nothing less than perfect to me. I'm glad I chose this location.

Ricky J.

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are excellent in the work they do. They take their time with each patient and make sure you walk away with an understanding of exactly what you're going through. I have been a patient here twice and I could 100% assure you that you will have a great experience. Further the physicians are very knowledgeable and experienced at what they do. Moreover, the entire staff are welcoming and accommodating to your needs. I work in Entertainment, and have appeared several times on television (Google "David Wells and Ricky Johnson). I recommend and trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

Priscilla F.

The staff was great! They were patient, kind and courteous. The doctors were excellent! The doctors took the time to explain and patiently answer any questions I had.