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Treating SLAP II lesions with sham surgery
  1. Dafydd Sion Edwards,
  2. Len Funk
  1. Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Wrightington Hospital, Wigan, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dafydd Sion Edwards, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Wrightington Hospital, Hall Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan, UK; taffedwards100{at}

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We greatly enjoyed reading the most recent article by Shroder et al1 detailing their findings of a well thought out, executed and written-up randomised blinded trial of sham surgery versus labral repair or biceps tenodesis in the surgical management of a SLAP II lesion.

The SLAP lesion, as detailed by the authors, was first described by Snyder et al in 1990.2 The original classification details four distinct lesions of the superior labrum found on shoulder arthroscopy. Since …

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