Distal Biceps Tears

Distal Biceps Tears

Distal biceps tears are exceedingly common mostly from a sudden contraction of one’s biceps against a moderate to heavyweight. People will feel a pop in the elbow with a noticeable deformity where the biceps retracts towards the shoulder leaving a lump at the biceps and a loss of biceps tissue near the elbow. The muscle pulls the tendon proximally or towards the shoulder and therefore it looks abnormal at the elbow. Injury mechanisms have been...

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“Rockett Science” Fighting Chronic Disease

“Rockett Science” Fighting Chronic Disease

Fighting chronic disease through diet and exercise; Dr. Sean Rockett and wife, Dr. Ronda Rockett operate CrossFit Launchpad in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where they are helping prevent and fight chronic disease. Watch the “Rockett Science” video at CrossFit Launchpad

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Calcific Tendonitis

Calcific Tendonitis

Calcific tendinitis is a very common condition for shoulder pain. The pain can be sudden and dramatic, often debilitating. People usually experience severe pain in the front or down the side of the shoulder. Patients have trouble lifting their arm up and finding a comfortable position. There is usually no history of trauma and a cause for the calcium deposit is usually never found. There are some associated conditions in the literature but the...

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Arthritis: You’ve Got to Keep Moving

Arthritis: You’ve Got to Keep Moving

“I can’t exercise anymore. You see, I have arthritis.” I’ve had many patients enter my exam room, look me straight in the face and say that. My mind drifts to some of the videos I’ve seen in the CrossFit Journal that show adaptive athletes and morbidly obese people exercising. On further questioning, I find the patients are usually referring to hip or knee arthritis—the most common forms of arthritis—and I proceed to ask about their...

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Baker’s Cysts – What Are They?

Baker’s Cysts – What Are They?

Baker’s cysts are notorious for causing confusion, distress, and uncertainty. Unfortunately, those feelings can be the doctor’s sometimes, not the patient. But the problem is easily identifiable and can be taken care of with the right treatment. They are extremely common and most commonly cause swelling and tightness in the back of the knee. They usually do not cause pain which is more commonly associated with either arthritis or a...

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Patellar Tendon and Quadriceps Tendon Tear

Patellar Tendon and Quadriceps Tendon Tear

No one ever thinks about their quadriceps tendon or patella tendon until they have injured them. They are integral to human functioning for walking, climbing, standing up from a chair or the ground, and running. As an  orthopedic surgeon, I am privileged to see what unfortunately can happen to someone who tears their tendon. It makes me appreciate the human body so much more when I see the disability of this injury. A quadriceps or patella...

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Tips For The Open

Tips For The Open

From Crossfit Masters site admin Angela Pause When Angela asked me to write about something related to the Open and Open training, the first thing that came to my mind was, “Can we change the system for Masters in the Online Qualifier ?” But you guys have already surgically dissected that better than any first-year anatomy lab. The second thing that came to my mind in the orthopedic world in which I live in was “overuse”. Overuse,...

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About Me

Dr. Sean Rockett is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. His group is Orthopedics New England with offices in Dedham, Natick and Newton, Massachusetts. Dr. Rockett is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has been a CrossFitter at CrossFit New England since 2007. Dr. Rockett is on the Medical Team for the CrossFit Games and the Northeast Regionals.

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