SLAP lesion – our treatment

In simple terms, a SLAP lesion in the shoulder is a tearing or cracking of the long biceps tendon and joint lip at the upper edge of the shoulder joint socket. This injury is not uncommon; medical professionals distinguish more than ten different types of SLAP lesions, which are treated differently. Our shoulder specialists at Schoen Clinic Neustadt first clarify in a consultation and with appropriate diagnostics whether and what type of SLAP lesion you suffer from. In the case of a mild SLAP lesion, your treatment consists primarily of targeted physiotherapy. However, if you have permanent symptoms, surgery can be a sensible treatment for your SLAP lesion so that you can move again painlessly. Our shoulder surgeons have extensive expertise in various surgical techniques for the surgical treatment of the SLAP lesion. Wherever possible, they use gentle procedures to enable you to move quickly to your aftercare. 

Conservative treatment methods

Surgical treatment methods


General information about SLAP lesion

A SLAP lesion is a rupture or tear of the glenoid labrum in the glenoid cavity. Read more about the causes, symptoms and diagnosis.