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Sports medicine articles

Pectoralis ruptures

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Torn Pectoral Muscle Recovery in Illinois Tearing away or rupture of the Pectoralis Major tendon from the humerus (upper arm bone) is a relatively uncommon injury.  These injuries typically occur in weight-lifters especially during bench press.  The most severe muscle contraction occurs during the downward motion of the bench press and it is at this moment when…

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Torn labrum and partially recovery

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Throwing After Labrum Surgery Our American appetite for year-round sports has grown over the past 20 years and with that has come a new generation of young athletes suffering the consequences. In sports that require repeated overhand motion or throwing, a torn or partially torn labrum has become as detrimental and feared as a torn ACL in…

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Boot camp for your meniscus

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In the last several years, we have seen a variety of new fitness programs hit the market. From P90X to Insanity to CrossFit, active (and inactive) adults are flocking to these high-intensity workouts for fast results. With proper execution many will achieve life-changing improvement in health and fitness. But many more are sidelined with unexpected…

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ACL injuries

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Dr. David M. Burt of the Midwest Sports Medicine Institute recently commented on Derek Rose’s ACL injury. “These injuries unfortunately are very common and the manner in which Derek Rose injured his ACL is one of the most common. He planted his foot and twisted as he was attempting to change direction and jump.” Although…

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