Labrum repair surgery usually accompanies an arthroscopy procedure and can be referred to as a SLAP surgery, Superior Labrum anterior and posterior. If the injury is confined to the labrum itself, without involving the biceps tendon attachment. The surgeon will remove the torn flap and correct any other associated problems through arthroscopy. If the tear extends into the biceps tendon or if the tendon is detached, the result is an unstable biceps attachment. Your doctor will need to repair and reattach the tendon, using suture anchoring devices. There are several options for Suture Anchors today, PEEK and Titanium are the most common material, but they also come in threaded and pressfit. The surgeon will drill a pilot hole for the anchor and screw the threaded anchor into the hole. They can then secure the tendon ligament with the sutures back to the bone structure.
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