Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky
Dr. Jason S. Pruzansky
975 Park Avenue New York, NY 10028

SLAP Lesions

SLAP Lesions usually refer to tears in the topmost part of the cartilaginous extensions of the shoulder’s ball-and-socket joint, called the labrum, which are fairly common in overhead throwing athletes like baseball and football players.

SLAP Lesions can result from a traumatic injury to the shoulder or from repeated stress and can occur anywhere in the periphery of the pear-shaped glenoid labrum. Symptoms include a catching or clicking of the joint during overhead activities, shoulder pain and a popping sound at the time of injury and thereafter.

Arthroscopic surgery is indicated to repair SLAP Lesions that do not respond to activity modification and therapy.