Since orthopedic surgeons began using a tiny TV camera called an arthroscope to diagnose and treat shoulder problems, they have discovered several conditions that no one knew existed. One of these condi- tions is an injury to a small structure in the shoulder called the labrum. A labral tear can cause pain and a catching sensation in the shoulder. Labral tears can be very difficult to diagnose.
This downloadable guide will help you understand where and what the labrum is, what tests your doctor will run to diagnose the problem and what you can do to relieve your pain.