Dr. McLendon offers highly specialized treatments for a wide range of injuries and conditions affecting the shoulder and upper extremities. He believes all patients deserve the time to understand their problem and treatment options, and is committed to serving each patient with the best care possible.
Dr. McLendon completed his orthopedic training at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where he had the opportunity to work with some of the foremost leaders in the field of Shoulder and Elbow surgery. He then completed advanced Shoulder and Elbow training in Tampa, FL under the tutelage of Professor Mark Frankle M.D., a true innovator in the field of shoulder surgery and the first U.S. surgeon to patent a modern reverse shoulder replacement design. He spent this time managing some of the most complex shoulder problems referred from all over the country and was able to gain the training needed to handle any shoulder problem that he encounters.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedure performed for joint problems. Shoulder arthroscopy is performed using a pencil-sized instrument called an arthroscope. The arthroscope consists of a light system and camera that projects images of the surgical site onto a computer screen for your doctor to clearly view. Arthroscopy is used to treat disease conditions and injuries involving the bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the shoulder joint.
Our shoulders are the most flexible joints in the body and can move in just about every direction, so when a routine movement like trying to put on a shirt or comb your hair starts to become painful and difficult, you want answers. One explanation may be osteoarthritis, a common cause of shoulder pain.
If you have a dull ache in the middle of your shoulder that also interferes with sleep, it may be time to see an orthopedic surgeon about repairing a torn rotator cuff.