Shoulder Labrum Tear Surgery Specialists in Louisville, KY

Older man playing tennisLouisville Orthopaedic Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky is home to highly experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeons who excel in many types of progressive musculoskeletal procedures, including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery for shoulder labrum tears.

Shoulder Labrum Tear Basics

The labrum is a fibrous piece of cartilage around the “socket” (glenoid) of the shoulder joint that helps keep the “ball” (femoral head) secure and in place. There are multiple types of labrum tears that may occur, including:

  • SLAP tears, which are common among athletes who frequently perform overhead throwing motions.
  • Bankart tears, which damage the lower part of the socket and commonly occur alongside shoulder dislocation.
  • Posterior labrum tears, which are rare and impact the back of the shoulder joint.

Some labral injuries can be effectively treated with periodic rest and pain-relieving medications. However, more extensive shoulder labrum tears may require surgery.

When is Surgery Necessary for a Shoulder Labrum Tear?

Shoulder labrum tear surgery may be a viable treatment option for athletes and young, active individuals who are looking to fully regain strength and range of motion. Surgery may also be appropriate for patients whose symptoms worsen or do not improve with conservative methods like physical therapy and rest.

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic’s skilled orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists collaborate to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients with labral tears. If you would like to consult with one of our specialists about minimally invasive shoulder labrum tear surgery and whether it’s right for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Sports injury urgent care is also available at our Louisville and New Albany locations—give us a call to learn more information.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150