Glenoid Dysplasia

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What is it?

This is a rare condition where the inferior aspect of the glenoid fails to ossify or develop completely.


  • Pain
  • Decreased range of motion mainly in abduction and forward flexion
  • Multidirectional instability

How is it diagnosed?

Upon a thorough clinical exam, further imaging studies can provide definitive answers. Evaluation by x-ray, MRI, and/or CT will all provide the needed views to thoroughly evaluate the glenoid rim.


Physical Therapy focusing on range of motion, and strengthening exercises focused on the deltoid, rotator cuff, and periscapular muscles.