Mr Robin Mark Seagger MBBS MSc FRCS

GMC No. 4536697

Twitter @fixmyshoulder

www.fixmyshoulder.co.uk

c/o Emma Shires

emma.shires2@bmichoice.co.uk

Tel: 01706 869025

Practice Addresses:

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

Mill Lane

Cheadle

SK8 2PX

Tel: 0161 4283656

BMI Highfield Hospital

Manchester Road

Rochdale

OL11 4LZ

Tel: 01706 655121

SLAP Tear/Biceps Injury

 

Mechanism/Injury:              

Traumatic Injury- commonly arm forced into throwing position

Wrenching injury to shoulder- ‘dog pulled on lead’ ‘fell and grabbed rail’                                

                                               

Symptoms:                           

Mixed presentation of symptoms

Subjective weakness of shoulder

Pain down into upper arm on raising arm forwards or sideways

Pain on rotation of arm- reaching for seat belt, arm in to sleeve

Pain on lying on arm in bed, disturbed sleep

Painful clicking or clunking of shoulder

 

Investigations:                     

X-Ray

MRI Arthrogram scan-injection of dye into shoulder before scan

 

Treatment options:             

Pain killers

Physiotherapy

Arthroscopic/Key hole surgery (see SLAP Repair or Biceps Tenodesis)