SLAP Tear and Glenoid Labrum InjuryThe glenoid labrum is a donut shaped ring of gristle that serves to deepen the socket on the scapula for the shoulder joint. It helps to stabilise and strengthen the function of the shoulder joint.
The glenoid fossa is the name given to the "socket" area of the ball and socket joint.
The glenoid labrum varies in size in different people and - a bit like a cartilage or meniscus in the knee - it has a wedge like shape in cross section.
The surgeon got in there and saw a totally different issue than what the MRI with contrast showed. It was not a compressed scapula tendon issue. The tear was sorta in the arm pit against my chest.The wonderful news is no bone grinding was needed and it goes from a 6-9 month recovery to a two month or so recovery!
Thank you all for you well wishes and kind prayers.