Dec 15, 2020
Hayden Boos had a common sports injury: a torn labrum. “Sometimes surgery is the only option to repair tissue or cartilage that’s been torn or damaged, or stabilize the joint if labral tear renders the joint unstable. Our goal is to successfully repair the area, and minimize pain and recovery time,” stated Dr. Sayde.
The labrum, a type of cartilage, plays an important role in the mechanism of the shoulder. The shoulder joint is what’s known as ball-and-socket, where the rounded head of one bone (here, the arm bone, the humerus) nests in the cup, or socket, of another (here, the glenoid, part of the shoulder blade or scapula). The two bones are connected by ligaments, tough tissues forming tethers that hold the bones in relation to one another. The labrum here has two functions. The first is to deepen, or extend, the socket – similar to a rubber cup attached to the top of a plate – so that the ball stays in place. The second is to attach to other structures or tissues, including ligaments, around the joint. “We are very pleased with the strength and mobility Hayden has shown in his shoulder post-surgery,” added Dr. Sayde.
“The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey made me comfortable all along the way. The staff is very friendly and Dr. Sayde always explained all of my options for treatment and recovery. I am so happy to be back in the game,” said Hayden.