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Evidence-Based Evaluation of an Overhead Athlete with a SLAP Lesion

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • BOC: 0.50
  • Cost: $25.00
  • Release: Nov 1, 2015
  • Expires: Dec 31, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    45 Minutes
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Timothy L.  Uhl Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, PT, ATC
Director of Musculoskeletal Laboratory
Professor, Athletic Training
College of Health Sciences
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Needs Statement

The clinical diagnosis of Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior (SLAP) lesions are challenging to diagnose. There are multiple clinical tests that are purported to help clinically diagnose this pathology used by physicians. Unfortunately, there is not a single test to help clearly identify this pathology.  Recent evidence is appearing the clusters of tests are beneficial in determining this diagnosis. This presentation will discuss these tests and present how to perform them in order for clinicians to better examine patients with potential SLAP lesions.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for athletic trainers, physical therapists, sports medicine physicians, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and  physician assistants. 


At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify clinical tests to perform to rule in a SLAP lesion that have diagnostic accuracy studies supporting their usage.
2. Describe examination techniques and procedures


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and UK College of Health Science. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement

NATABOC The University of Kentucky is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 0.50 hours of EBP Category continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.

BOC Approved EBP Provider Number: P2382-4

Faculty Disclosure

Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, PT, ATC (Speaker) has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as follows:
New Option Sports, Inc - Inventor - Royalties
Patterson Medical Supply, Inc - Independent Contractor - Research Grant

No (other) speakers or planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and UK College of Health Science.