The SLAP lesion is a lesion that starts at the posterior part of the upper joint and then ruptures to the anterior part of the ankle joint and the incisor, including the upper arm bifurcation arising from the joint and the spine.
SLAP lesions are caused by traction injury of the upper arm of the upper arm when the arm falls over, is forcibly thrown, or is subjected to minute repetitive damage. SLAP lesions do not have symptoms specific to the disease, and there are no unusual findings in the physical findings, and cases with anterior instability or other diseases such as rotator cuff disease are difficult to diagnose easily. But, Dr. Kim, Seung-Ho's first-ever biceps load test is widely used worldwide for its sensitivity and specificity.
Type 1 biceps load test
Type 2 biceps load test
SLAP lesions are confirmed by arthroscopy, and the treatment depends on the type of lesion seen on the arthroscope. In the case of type 1, the margin of the lesion can be simply removed. In the case of type 2, the ruptured lesion must be sutured.
Arthroscopy of type 2 SLAP lesions
SLAP lesion sutured with arthroscopy