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Shoulder injuries

The long head of the biceps tendon – Part...

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Shoulder injuries

In part one of this two-part article, Chris Mallac explores the anatomy and function of the long head of the biceps tendon, and the types of injuries sustained Injuries to the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) are reasonably common injuries in throwing athletes and athletes in sports with repetitive hand-above-head positions. These include swimmers,... MORE

The Buford complex

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Joint injuries, Shoulder injuries

Chris Mallac looks at a rare and under-recognized variant of normal shoulder anatomy known as the Buford complex. He explores how it differs from normal anterior shoulder anatomy and the implications for clinicians in the continuation of our ‘uncommon injury’ series. The Buford complex is a relatively rare and under-recognised variant of normal shoulder anatomy that... MORE

Masterclass: SLAP Lesions Part II

in Improve, Joint injuries, Masterclass, Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Shoulder injuries

In part one of this 2-part article on SLAP lesions, Chris Mallac discussed the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the biceps tendon anchor, the mechanisms of SLAP lesion injury, as well as the clinical orthopaedic tests and imaging techniques that may identify a SLAP lesion in an athlete. In part two, Chris looks at the surgical interventions required to manage a SLAP lesion and presents in-depth guidelines on the necessary post-surgical rehabilitation following a SLAP repair... MORE

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