A Shoulder Needle Arthroscopy confirmed the SLAP lesion that Dr. Tehrany diagnosed before the procedure

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Painful shoulder popping or locking is a shoulder condition that a person cannot tolerate for too long. These symptoms cause uncomfortable sensations that significantly limit a person’s ability to enjoy life and perform ordinary daily activities.

After experiencing shoulder locking and popping for a long time, this patient decided to stop his problem. He visited Manhattan Orthopedic Care for an appointment with Dr. Armin Tehrany.

During the appointment, Dr. Tehrany attentively listened to the patient’s symptoms and physically examined the area. Led by his experience, Dr. Tehrany believed that the patient should undergo needle arthroscopy to further examine the shoulder before recommending the most appropriate treatment.

Once he carefully explained to the patient what shoulder needle arthroscopy is and why he needs to perform it, Dr. Tehrany and his team booked the procedure. To provide educational content to the community, Dr. Tehrany recorded the procedure with the patient’s consent.

During the procedure, Dr. Tehrany carefully placed the needle arthroscope into the right glenohumeral joint. The arthroscope provided excellent visualization of the glenohumeral joint.

As he and his PA, Tim Lopresty, performed the needle arthroscopy, they found a tear of the superior labrum with a type II SLAP lesion. This is the most common SLAP tear  and it occurs when the superior labrum completely disconnects from the glenoid. As a result of the disconnection, the patient experienced annoying shoulder popping.

Being a surgeon oriented to all details, Dr. Tehrany decided to further confirm the patient’s injuries by performing a peel-back test. By rotating the shoulder into a pitcher position, a peel-back test can visualize the relationship between the labrum and the biceps. During the test, as Dr. Tehrany twisted the biceps, it lifted and peeled away from the labrum. The test was the final confirmation of a SLAP lesion.

After the procedure, Dr. Tehrany and his team carefully bandaged the incision using Steri-Strips and a Band-Aid. The patient was then gently transported to a recovery room in a stable condition. Once he was comfortable, Dr. Tehrany explained the procedure’s details and recommended the most effective treatment plan.

If you are in any shoulder pain that requires a professional’s opinion, Dr. Armin Tehrany is here to help. Schedule a consultation today and say goodbye to cruel shoulder pain.