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By: Keith W. Lawhorn, MDWhat is the Biceps Muscle Tendon Unit? The biceps muscle tendon unit is anatomically located in the front of the arm. The muscle belly is comprised of two muscle bellies: a long head (LHB) and a short head thus explaining the
By: David D. Nedeff, MD The kneecap or patella is kind of a ‘floating’ bone at the front of our knees. It’s an important structure but is vulnerable to coming out of place or dislocating. The patella is a bone embedded within the
By: Ben W. Kittredge, IV, MD Two patients asked me this question last week while seeing me for a second opinion regarding knee arthroscopy.   The first patient, a 19-year-old college football player, has had intermittent discomfort in his
By: Marion M. Herring, MD Shoulder dislocations are common among the young, active, athletic population. A shoulder dislocation is defined when the humerus is forced away from the glenoid completely. The humerus dislocates toward the front or
By: Daniel E. Weingold, MDThe shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and as a result it allows us to do many things at a high level including throwing, serving, swimming, reaching, pushing, pulling and heavy lifting.  The bones in your
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