Shoulder Labral Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)
The shoulder labrum is a thick cuff of fibrous tissue that lines the shoulder socket, known as the glenoid. The labrum provides a smooth surface for the head of the humerus to glide within the socket and also cushions the joint.
Shoulder labrum tears can be caused by heavy physical activity, repetitive overhead motions, and direct trauma such as a fall. A tear of the shoulder labrum can cause pain and interfere with normal motion of the shoulder joint, and may cause a clicking or popping sensation in the shoulder with certain motions.
Conservative treatment options include physical therapy, steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) therapy.