Re: Shoulder Question
So the ball and socket joint of the shoulder has a very large ball as compared to the socket. This is why the shoulder is capable of so much movement. Of course with so much movement comes the increased dangers of injury. The socket has evolved with a heavy duty extention around the socket which gives up to 50% more depth. This ring can be detached or torn and in the elderly comes degeneration. In your case the ring seems to have become detached somewhat but itself is in good shape. I suppose a bit like a rubber washer, it could get squished but could be reseated and would be fine. I suppose The surgeon will reseat the labrum sew it in place and with time and rehab you will I hope make a good recovery.