Bone & Joint Center Blog

Shoulder SLAP Tears

Athletes who are involved in repetitive throwing or lifting activities (baseball players, football players, dancers, weightlifters) are particularly prone to shoulder SLAP tears. The shoulder joint is composed of three bones (the scapula, clavicle and humerus). The head of the humerus (upper arm) fits into a small depression in the shoulder blade called the glenoid. […]