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What is a Labrum Repair?

Labrum repair is recommended for individuals who have experienced a tear in the shoulder labrum, which can result from acute injuries, repetitive overhead motions, or degenerative changes. This procedure is particularly beneficial for athletes or individuals who perform physical activities that put high stress on the shoulder.

When Is Labrum Repair Necessary?

Labrum repair may be necessary if you experience:

  • Persistent shoulder pain that interferes with daily activities and does not improve with non-surgical treatments
  • Frequent feelings of shoulder instability or dislocation
  • Decreased range of motion and strength in the shoulder, affecting performance in sports or daily tasks

Overview of the Procedure

During the labrum repair procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia to ensure comfort and safety. The surgeon makes small incisions around the shoulder to insert an arthroscope, which provides a clear view of the inside of the joint on a video monitor.

Specialized instruments are used through these incisions to reattach the torn labrum to the bone of the shoulder socket. The surgeon secures the labrum using anchors and sutures, meticulously positioning everything to restore the shoulder’s natural anatomy and function.

The incisions are then closed with stitches, and the shoulder is typically immobilized with a sling post-surgery.

Excel Health’s Approach

At Excel Health, our approach to labrum repair includes:

  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: We utilize arthroscopic technology to make the procedure as minimally invasive as possible, which typically results in less pain and faster recovery for our patients.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Recognizing that each patient’s needs are unique, we tailor our surgical plans to align with your specific health requirements and recovery goals.
  • Advanced Surgical Expertise: Our surgeons are skilled in the latest techniques and use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the highest standards of care and precision.

Post-surgical Care and Recovery

The recovery process following labrum repair is an important part of your journey back to full functionality. At Excel Health, we provide:

  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation: A personalized rehabilitation program designed to strengthen the shoulder and restore mobility begins soon after surgery.
  • Pain Management: Effective strategies to manage and minimize pain, enhancing your recovery experience.
  • Ongoing Support: Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor your progress, adjust your recovery plan as needed, and ensure that you are on the fastest path to recovery.

Labrum repair can be a crucial step toward regaining a pain-free and active lifestyle. If you are experiencing symptoms of a labrum tear and think surgery might be the next step, contact Excel Health to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.

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