Separated Shoulder

A separated shoulder is also called shoulder separation, AC joint separation or AC separation. In this case, the AC joint (acromioclavicular joint) and the collarbone are not in their normal position anymore. The shoulder becomes unstable and different symptoms may occur.

SLAP Tear / SLAP Lesion

SLAP means ‘Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior’. The so-called labrum is cartilage around the socket of the shoulder joint of which the head of the upper arm (humerus) is surrounded. The humerus is like a ball in the socket. If the labrum tears from anterior to posterior (forwards to backward), it is not able to stabilize the shoulder joint sufficiently. The consequences are an unstable shoulder as well as further symptoms.