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My Approach to Superior Labral Tears

Neal S. ElAttrache, MD, (Los Angeles, CA) presents his experience on superior labrum and complex biceps injuries. He discusses the controversies surrounding the treatment options, anatomy of the biceps labral complex and superior labrum and the distinct functional difference of these structures. Dr. ElAttrache shows common pathologies, patient examination tests, diagnostic imaging and treatment options. Dr. ElAttrache demonstrates several case examples and his surgical decision making algorithm including when and where to do a biceps tenodesis versus a SLAP repair. His patient case videos include professional baseball players, a professional climber, two Olympic water polo players, a college volleyball player and the typical causes of poor surgical outcomes.