Shoulder Labrum Repair

Shoulder Labrum Repair

Labrum repair is a surgical technique recommended for treating labrum tear. Labrum is a triangular, fibrous, rigid cartilage structure lining the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder. It provides cushioning support to these two joints. It also deepens the socket and helps to stabilize the joint.

Repetitive use of shoulders or injuries that occur during accidents, trauma, or sports activities may cause labral tear. The labral tear causes pain and discomfort. You may have catching sensation, instability, weakness, clicking or locking sensation when moved, stiffness, and restricted movement. Injury to the labrum causes the tissue to slide out of the socket (subluxation) or it may completely move out of the socket (dislocation).

Dr. Patel typically performs labrum repair using a minimally invasive arthroscopic technique. In arthroscopic surgery, the torn labrum will be reattached to the rim of the bone using anchor sutures and the capsules and ligaments will be tightened.