M75.6: Tear of labrum of degenerative shoulder joint

The thin layer of cartilage on the edge of your glenoid cavity is damaged.

The shoulder joint is the joint between the shoulder blade and the humerus. The surface of the joint at the shoulder blade is called the glenoid cavity. The glenoid cavity is a shallow depression. The ball-shaped top end of the humerus sits in this depression. The edge of the depression is encircled by a thin layer of cartilage which slightly enlarges the surface of the joint. This stabilizes the joint.

The layer of cartilage can be damaged due to wear and tear. When the cartilage on the glenoid cavity is damaged, there may be some shoulder pain. The shoulder may also be less stable than normal, or the arm may be less mobile.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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