Thread: SLAP tear
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:28 PM   #3
Greg Battaglia
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Kevin, I'm happy to hear that your injury is minor and will be recovered soon. However, I think, but I could be wrong, that the shoulder is a very different situation. The hip joint is not very mobile, yet incredibly stable (you hardly ever hear of hip dislocation). The shoulder, on the other hand, is very mobile, yet incredibly unstable, and this is where I think the problem with a SLAP in the shoulder somes in. Since the shoulder joint has a larger range of motion, it is easier for the the head of the humerus to shift around and move out of place, aggravating the labrum. With the hip you have a much smaller range of motion, preventing any easy aggravation to the labrum. I could be completely wrong in this assumption, but based on the anatomic structural comparison of the two joints I believe what I'm saying should have some merit.
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