Elbow

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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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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Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain

“But I don’t play tennis”- a comment heard in sports medicine offices around the world when talking about the most common cause of elbow pain – Tennis Elbow. Lateral epicondylitis is the term that describes pain at the lateral aspect of the elbow or the part that faces forward when standing like a soldier. Medial epicondylitis is on the inner side of the elbow the part that rests against the body when standing straight. It can be the bane...

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About Me

D Sean Rockett, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon and senior partner of Orthopedics New England with offices in Natick, Newton and Hopkinton, MA. Dr. Rockett is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and co-owner of CrossFit Launchpad. He also enjoys being the head orthopedic surgeon of the CrossFit Games Medical team.

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