Swimmer's Shoulder Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 14, 2022
  • Author: Sherwin SW Ho, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Differential Diagnoses

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation

  • Anterior Labrum Periosteal Sleeve Avulsion (ALPSA)

  • Bankart Tear of Labrum (anteroinferior labral tear)

  • Biceps Tendinitis/Tendinopathy

  • Bony Avulsion of Anterior Inferior Glenohumeral Ligament (BHAGL)

  • Cervical Radiculopathy

  • Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tear

  • Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD)

  • Glenoid Articular Rim Divot (GARD)

  • Glenoid Labral Articular Disruption (GLAD)

  • Humeral Avulsion of Anterior Inferior Glenohumeral Ligament (HAGL)

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Kim Lesion

  • Multidirectional Instablity

  • Partial Articular Side Tear of the Rotator Cuff (PASTA)

  • Partial-Thickness Bursal Sided Rotator Cuff Tear

  • Posterior Inferior Humeral Ligament Avulsion (PHAGL)

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Shoulder Dislocation

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

  • Subacromial Bursitis/Impingement

  • Superior Labral Tear from Anterior to Posterior (SLAP)

  • Superior Labrum Lesions

  • Supraspinatus Tendonitis

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome