Shoulder injuries

Posterior shoulder laxity: more common than we thought?

in Diagnose & Treat, Shoulder injuries

Adam Smith explores the anatomy of the posterior shoulder, outlines the most common causes of instability, and provides guidelines for diagnosis and rehab in the overhead athlete. Posterior instability is a relatively uncommon condition, typically reported in athletes who participate in contact or overhead sports.  It is reported to represent as little as 10% of all... MORE

Tendinopathy in the long head of the bicep

in Email Newsletters, Shoulder injuries

Previous newsletters have reviewed the mechanism of injury, pathophysiology, rehab approach, and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications in the treatment of tendon injuries. Physiotherapist and writer Chris Mallac recently took a deep dive looking at  the tendon of the long head of the biceps (LHB). Injuries to this tendon occur in overhead athletes, swimmers, and cross fit athletes. Be curious... MORE

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

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