Mr Robin Mark Seagger MBBS MSc FRCS

GMC No. 4536697

Twitter @fixmyshoulder

c/o Emma Shires

Tel: 01706 869025


Practice Address:

BMI Highfield Hospital

Manchester Road


OL11 4LZ

Tel: 01706 655121

SLAP Tear/Biceps Injury



Traumatic Injury- commonly arm forced into throwing position

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



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




MRI Arthrogram scan-injection of dye into shoulder before scan


Treatment options:             

Pain killers


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