Labral and SLAP Tears | Orthopedic Shoulder Specialist | Manhattan, New York City, NY
The glenoid labrum, also known as the labrum, is a type of cartilage located in the shoulder at the base of the shoulder joint. The labrum’s function is to provide extra support for the joint by deepening the shoulder socket. This keeps the ball of the humerus firmly within the cup of the glenoid. The labrum cartilage can be removed from the rim of the shoulder socket when injured either from trauma or dislocation. This occurrence is called a labral tear. Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu provides the most up-to-date orthopedic care in Manhattan, New York City, and surrounding boroughs. Additionally, he has extensive experience in attending to patients with shoulder pain and labral tears.
Patient Education: Shoulder Labrum and SLAP Tears