Repair of Detached Labrum
Labrum repair surgery is an arthroscopic procedure where small incisions and a scope are used to reattach the torn labrum. Labrum surgery recovery time may vary. The following video explains the labrum surgery further.
Our shoulder surgery page gives links to videos on other procedures.
The shoulder is a complex multi-directional ball-and-socket joint which allows movement in many directions.
Shoulder instability and dislocation occur when the shoulder capsule is stretched or torn, and/or when the labrum is detached from the glenoid.
Small incisions (portals) are made around the joint. The scope and surgical instruments will go into these incisions.
The scope is inserted into the back of the shoulder joint. Saline solution flows through a tube (cannula) and into the shoulder capsule to expand the joint and to improve visualization. The image is sent to a video monitor where the surgeon can see inside the joint.
The torn and frayed part of the labrum can cause pain and irritation in the shoulder. A surgical instrument called a shaver blade is inserted into the joint and the damaged tissue is removed. With the labrum trimming complete, the surgical instruments are removed and the procedure is completed. Labrum surgery recovery time may vary. Talk to your surgeon about what to expect after Labrum surgery.