Helpful tips

What happens if you tear your glenoid labrum?

What happens if you tear your glenoid labrum?

Previous shoulder dislocation: Once the labrum has been torn off the bone it does not heal back in the right location, making the joint unstable. Age: Cartilage becomes more brittle with age and more prone to tear away from the shoulder joint.

Will a glenoid labrum tear heal on its own?

Yes, a Labral tear in the shoulder can heal itself. If the labral tear in the shoulder has not resulted in an unstable shoulder or retracted bicep than the physician may recommend that the tear heal naturally unassisted.

Does a glenoid labrum tear require surgery?

Most people with a torn labrum will not require surgery to repair the injury. When a tear does require surgery, a surgeon will typically use a procedure called arthroscopic surgery, which people often refer to as keyhole surgery.

Do glenoid labral tears heal?

Your recovery time will depend on the severity and location of the tear. Typically, it takes 4 to 6 weeks for the labrum to reattach itself to the bone, with another 4 to 6 weeks to regain strength.

How painful is torn labrum surgery?

You will be in pain, and although you can mask that pain with pain medications, you may discover that doing so prevents you from taking care of your responsibilities. Your doctor will give you a sling, which he or she will advise you to wear for anywhere between two and four weeks.

Are you put to sleep for labrum surgery?

Your surgeon will perform your labrum repair using either general anesthesia or regional anesthesia. General anesthesia is a combination of intravenous (IV) medications and gases that put you in a deep sleep. You are unaware of the surgery and do not feel any pain.

Can a labral tear heal on its own?

labrum: A torn labrum can heal on its own, but unfortunately this is not a guarantee. More commonly, the labral tear can become less symptomatic with time, unless instability persists.

Does a torn labrum require surgery?

Labrum Rehabilitation. A torn labrum most often requires arthroscopic surgery to repair the fibers that have been torn. Although surgery is usually recommended for a partial tear of the labrum, it is not required.

What does glenoid labrum mean?

Plural: labra. The glenoid labrum is a ring of fibrocartilage that runs around the cavity of the scapula (wingbone) in which the head of the humerus (the bone in the upper arm) fits. The labrum deepens this cavity (the glenoid cavity) and effectively increases the surface of the shoulder joint.

What is the recovery time for SLAP tear surgery?

It usually takes 4 to 6 months for a complete recovery from SLAP tear surgery, depending on several factors:2 Recovery pace. Severity of injury at the time of operation. Postoperative complications, if any. How the injury was managed after surgery, including the effort put into the rehabilitation process.