Shoulder Labrum in Bangladesh
The labrum is a cup-shaped rim of cartilage that lines and strengthens the shoulder’s ball-and-socket joint.
The labrum protects the ball-and-socket joint, as well as the rotator cuff tendons and muscles, and serves as an attachment point for the shoulder ligaments. It helps to stabilise the shoulder and, if torn, can cause partial or full shoulder dislocation.
The treatment is determined by the type of tear in the labrum. Tears caused by shoulder instability, such as subluxation or dislocations, necessitate reattachment of the labrum to the socket rim. This can be achieved by an incision in the front of the shoulder or by arthroscopic procedures.