Arthroscopic SLAP repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair the tear of the biceps tendon at the point where it connects to the labrum.

The SLAP Tear is a painful shoulder condition caused by a tear of the labrum, the ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket and plays a vital role in the shoulder’s stability. In most SLAP tears, the superior part of the labrum is the area where the injury occurs.

As a painful shoulder injury, SLAP tears are typically caused by a fall onto an outstretched arm, repetitive and intense over the head arm movements, and trauma to the shoulder. A SLAP tear can also occur as a result of wearing down of the labrum that occurs slowly over time.

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The treatment options for the SLAP tears depend on the severity of the tear and they can vary. In many patients, the initial treatment for SLAP tear is nonsurgical and it includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication or physical therapy. However, in patients where the labrum tear is severe or the nonsurgical methods have proven to be ineffective, surgical treatment is recommended to repair the tear.

Bhaskar Patel visited Manhattan Orthopedic Care with an agonizing pain in his shoulder. He experienced a sensation of locking and popping in the shoulder, pain while trying to lift objects, and a limited range of motions.

As a tremendously experienced orthopedic shoulder doctor, Dr. Armin Tehrany immediately recognized the symptoms of the SLAP tear. After the imaging tests were completed, Dr. Tehrany confirmed his initial diagnosis and thoroughly explained the treatment options to Bhaskar.

During their quiet and reassuring conversation, Dr. Tehrany recommended proceeding with arthroscopic SLAP repair. They also discussed the physical therapy and the recovery period, and it was during that discussion that Bhaskar felt ensured that he was in the hands of a remarkably knowledgeable and experienced shoulder doctor.

Today, after Dr. Tehrany successfully treated both Bhaskar’s shoulders with surgeries, Bhaskar feels better than ever before, and he decides to share his positive experience with an endearing Google review.

“Dr. Armin Tehrany is very knowledgeable, experienced and talented orthopedist. He operated on my both shoulders in 2017. Results for both shoulders are just great. I got 100 % range in both shoulders. He and his staff including other orthopedist are so friendly.”