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Clinical Examination of Superior Labral Tears – What is the Best Special Test for a SLAP Tear?

What is the best special test for a SLAP tear?  There are many options all with varying efficacy, however, without a proper understanding of the different types of SLAP tears and mechanisms of injury, it’s difficult to select the best … Read more >

Special Tests to Diagnose SLAP Tears

The latest Inner Circle webinar recording on Special Tests to Diagnose SLAP Tears is now available.

Special Tests to Diagnose SLAP Tears

Special Tests to Diagnose SLAP Tears

This month’s Inner Circle webinar is on Special Tests to Diagnose SLAP Tears.  In this presentation, I review … Read more >

How do SLAP Tears Occur: Mechanisms of Injury to the Superior Labrum

SLAP tears of the shoulder can occur for a variety of reasons, from a traumatic fall to wear-and-tear over time, to more specific injuries that we see in overhead athletes like baseball players.

But that’s a common question I here … Read more >

What Exactly Is a SLAP Tear? Top 5 Things You Need to Know About a Superior Labral Lesion

Superior Labral SLAP TearA SLAP tear is an injury to the superior part of the labrum in the shoulder.  The term SLAP stands for Superior Labral tear Anterior to Posterior.  This is a very common diagnosis for shoulder injuries.  There many different variations … Read more >

Humeral Fracture Following Biceps Tenodesis in a Baseball Pitcher

At this year’s ASMI Injuries in Baseball course, one of the topics that we discussed at length was the use of biceps tendodesis in baseball pitchers.  Over the years, our understanding of SLAP lesions has evolved and many are advocating … Read more >

Internal Impingement – What it is and How to Diagnose

The latest webinar recording for Inner Circle members is now available below.

Internal Impingement – What it is and How to Diagnose

This month’s Inner Circle webinars discussed a one of the most requested topics to date and featured a … Read more >

Is a Biceps Tenodesis the Answer?

I read a lot of stuff on the internet.  I like to keep up with a ton of blogs, websites, and journals to make sure I am on top of recent trends, but also to share with my readers.  I … Read more >

Choosing Which SLAP Special Test to Perform During Your Examination

There are so many different special tests for superior labral, or SLAP tears, how do you chose which to perform?  I have a couple of different ways that I determine which tests to perform, but first, lets see what … Read more >