glenoid labrum tear

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A rupture of the glenoid labrum commonly associated with dislocation of the shoulder. The condition, which can be confirmed by arthroscopy, is characterized by a deep pain and tenderness, a sensation of locking during movement, and a feeling of instability. Isolated tears, without instability, can occur in young athletes, particularly throwers, boxers, and tennis players.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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