Shoulder Labral Tear: Symptoms
Pronounced: Lay-bral Tear, ShoulderEn Español (Spanish Version)
A shoulder labral tear is tear of the labrum. The labrum is the tissue that holds the end of the arm bone, known as the humerus, in place.
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Shoulder labral tears occur from an injury or through long-term wear and tear. Common causes include the following:
- Dislocated shoulder
- A violent overhead reach, such as when trying to stop a fall or slide
Last reviewedAugust 2014by John C. Keel, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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