What is type 2 SLAP repair?

What is type 2 SLAP repair?

SLAP Type 2 This type leaves a gap between the articular cartilage and the labral attachment to the bone. Type 2 SLAP tears can be further subdivided into (a) anterior (b) posterior, and (c) combined anterior-posterior lesions. Treatment is reattachment of the labrum (SLAP repair).

How do you treat a type 2 SLAP tear?

Current treatment options for Type II SLAP tears include non-operative, direct labral-bicep complex repair, and debridement with tenodesis or tenotomy.

Do most Type I and II SLAP lesion require surgery?

Most SLAP lesions require surgery. But for a subgroup of patients with Type I lesions, conservative (nonoperative) care may be successful. This includes change in activity (no more throwing for a while), antiinflammatory drugs, and Physical Therapy.

What type of SLAP tear requires surgery?

Labrum tears requiring surgery are usually treated with minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. During surgery, the surgeon removes the damaged part of the labrum. This can include cutting off any flaps of damaged cartilage that prevent proper motion of the joint.

How long does it take to recover from a SLAP tear surgery?

Recovery/Time off Work There is a large amount of variability in the time it takes to fully recover from this procedure. It is usually estimated that it will take at least 4-6 months to feel as though you have completely regained the use of your arm. Some cases may take as long as 9-12 months to make a full recovery.

How long is recovery from SLAP tear surgery?

Do SLAP lesions need surgery?

They often occur as a result of a jarring motion of the arm. Unfortunately, SLAP tears do not heal on their own and usually require surgery to allow them to heal properly.

What can you not do after a SLAP repair?

Do not attempt to actively move your arm at the shoulder joint for any reason until your doctor allows you. You may remove your sling several times a day and gently move your hand, wrist and elbow and perform shoulder pendulum exercises. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medicine for you after the operation.