Increased risk of posterior glenoid labrum tears in football players

Eva M Escobedo, Michael L. Richardson, Yousuf B E Schulz, John C Hunter, John R. Green, Kevin J. Messick

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OBJECTIVE. This study was designed to test our hypothesis that football players with shoulder pain, shoulder instability, or both requiring MR arthrography for evaluation are at an increased likelihood relative to non-football players for having a tear of the posterior glenoid labrum. CONCLUSION. We conclude that posterior glenoid labrum tears are more prevalent in football players than in non-football players.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007


  • Glenoid labrum
  • MR arthrography
  • MRI
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Shoulder
  • Sports medicine
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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