Chris Mellano

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Disorders of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon: Tendinopathy and Proximal Ruptures

The Problem Although the function of the long head of the biceps (LHB) tendon in glenohumeral motion and stability remains controversial, it is clearly recognized as a potential source of shoulder pain and dysfunction. Due to the close anatomical proximity of the LHB to adjacent structures it is often difficult to clinically discern LHB tendinopathy…

Evaluation and Management of Chondral Lesions Affecting the Glenohumeral Joint

The Problem For the purpose of this review, shoulder cartilage damage will be divided into two categories: diffuse joint destruction involving both the humeral head and glenoid (bipolar) or focal chondral defect (unipolar). In a young or high demand patient with diffuse bipolar shoulder arthritis where arthroplasty is undesirable, the surgeon must understand the role…

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