Treatment for SLAP Tear
The non-surgical treatment for a SLAP tear involves the use of anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, rest, ice and a physical therapy regime that will restore function and relieve pain in the shoulder joint. MRI can help with the suspected diagnosis of a SLAP tear.
Depending on the type of SLAP tear, there are many surgical techniques that can be used to reconstruct and stabilize the shoulder. Your surgeon will help you decide on the most appropriate technique for your needs during your evaluation. Your surgeon will also make decisions based on your activity level, age and other injuries that may be present. After the SLAP tear is surgically repaired, a period of rest and rehabilitation will commence to restore strength, function and range of motion.