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What is a symptomatic SLAP II tear? It is all about inclusion and exclusion criteria
  1. Derek F P van Deurzen,
  2. Michel P J van den Bekerom
  1. Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Department of orthopedic and trauma surgery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michel P J van den Bekerom, Department of Orthopeadic surgery, Spaarne Hospital, Hoofddor 2130 AT, The Netherlands; bekerom{at}

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We have read with great interest the article ‘Sham surgery versus labral repair or biceps tenodesis for type II superior labral tear from anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesions of the shoulder: a three-armed randomised clinical trial’.1 Although we highly appreciate the efforts of the authors to bring more understanding to the topic of treatment of SLAP II lesions, we have some comments and two questions concerning this high-quality and relevant study. We believe that the conclusions of the current trial have to be drawn in the light of these remarks.

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