What To Expect With Your Rotator Cuff Repair Recovery

August 31, 2021 | Daniel Hatch

Rotator cuff repair surgery is a fairly common procedure and is performed to fix tears in the rotator cuff. The surgery can include subacromial smoothing, which is where the space between the shoulder blade and rotator cuff tendons is cleared.  Usually, rotator cuff repair recovery can take from 3-6 months of physical therapy after surgery. […]

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Distal Biceps Rupture

April 3, 2020 | Daniel Hatch

The biceps is one of the most well known muscles in the body.  It has two heads (long and short) that differentiate and attach at different points around the shoulder.  Distally (closer to the elbow), the two heads converge to make one tendon that inserts onto the radius (a bone in the forearm). Distal biceps […]

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Proximal Humerus Fractures

April 3, 2020 | Daniel Hatch

The proximal humerus is the part of your arm bone (humerus) nearest to the shoulder.  These injuries are common in patients with soft bone (osteopenia and osteoporosis), but can also occur in patients without osteopenia who have sustained a high-energy injury (car accident, skiing, etc.).  Twice as common in women. Fractures of the proximal humerus […]

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Clavicle Fractures (Broken Collarbone)

April 3, 2020 | Daniel Hatch

The clavicle is the bone situated in the front of your the chest.  It is the only bone connecting the torso to the arm.  There is a joint at each end of the clavicle.  The sternoclavicular (SC) joint (near the center of the body) and the acromioclavicular (AC) joint (near the shoulder). Clavicle fractures can […]

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Fractures

April 3, 2020 | Daniel Hatch

I’ve been asked many times, “Is it fractured or did I just break it?”  To which the answer is the same, you did both.  A fracture is a break and a break is a fracture.  Fractures can be separated into simple and compound fractures.  A simple fracture is one that doesn’t break through the skin […]

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