Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery has developed dramatically over the past several decades. What was once a medieval surgery with over three weeks of recovery in a hospital has now become a minimally invasive outpatient day surgery for some. It is one of the most successful surgeries of any surgery known to the medical community. The procedure is being done for younger people due to the expertise of the surgeons, and the materials used are so much better...

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Elbow Ligament Tears

Elbow Ligament Tears

The elbow is a very stable joint with bony anatomy that is rigid and locks it in place. In comparison, a shoulder joint can move around in many directions. The elbow flexes or brings the hand towards the face and it also extends which brings the hand away from the face. It has very little side to side motion and rotation. This jigsaw puzzle piece connection is in contrast to the shoulder which has ligaments that allow it to move in all...

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Hamstring Tears

Hamstring Tears

Biology lesson: tendons attach muscles to bone. Anytime a tendon attaches a muscle to a bone, that tendon can pull away from the bone. Sometimes it can partially tear from the bone, and sometimes it can fully detach. When it comes to hamstring tears, we are usually talking about the origin in the buttock on the sit bone (or ischial tuberosity). There are several hamstring tendons: semi membranous, semitendinosus, and biceps femoris (because it...

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Biceps Tenodesis For Labral And Biceps Tears

Biceps Tenodesis For Labral And Biceps Tears

I want to update biceps tenodesis as the treatment of some conditions has evolved over time. Studies show that this procedure is a very reliable procedure for people with SLAP (superior labral anterior-posterior) tears, biceps labral complex tears, or even biceps tendonitis that has not improved with conservative measures. People who have pain in the front of the shoulder over the biceps tendon radiating down the arm to the muscle belly are...

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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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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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“Thinking Inside the Box” An injury Prevention Seminar

This interactive talk specifically designed for CF boxes emphasizes human anatomy, early signs of injury, modification for injuries, treatment, but most importantly PREVENTION. Many boxes have signed up and have asked for repeat lectures. There is a $20 drop in fee with profits going to a variety of charities. Please email Ronda at rockettronda@comcast.net to have Dr. Rockett speak at your box.

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