A SLAP Isn’t Something To Laugh About At Paragon

In orthopedic terms, a SLAP is not a friendly pat on the back.  It is an injury frequently seen in patients who have been throwing hard, such as a baseball pitcher, or for prolonged periods, which could be from overuse or over time with age.  The diagnosis is a SLAP lesion, standing for Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior.  The name indicates its anatomic location going front to back.  The Paragon Orthopedic Center website has a three-dimensional video that helps understand the diagnosis and surgery that is required, step by step.  There can be some serious long-term consequences for not getting this injury repaired in a timely manner, such as shoulder instability, decreased range of motion, and chronic pain.  Click here to learn more and view the video: