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Arthroscopy. 2018 Dec;34(12):3165-3166. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.08.022.

Editorial Commentary: Buyer Beware-Throwers Undergoing Type VIII SLAP Repair Should Do So With Very Reasonable Expectations.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan.


SLAP repair in throwing athletes should be approached with caution. Surgery may help improve symptoms but may not guarantee a return to the preinjury level of competition. Even in the most expert of hands, the rate of return to the preinjury level of performance ranges from 38% to 60% and is as low as 10% for pitchers.

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