Posts Tagged "shoulder pain"

How to Repair a Rotator Cuff Tear

How to Repair a Rotator Cuff Tear

1. Bone Preparation The first step is to get a bleeding surface so the cops and the bone heal together. 2. Anchor Insertion  We then screw the suture anchor into the bone. It is an anchor with sutures coming out of it that we will pass through the cuff.  3. Passing Sutures We can use a unique device to pass the sutures through the rotator cuff and retrieve them.  4. Tying Knots We then tie the sutures together to secure the...

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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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About Me

Dr. Sean Rockett is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. His group is Orthopedics New England with offices in Hopkinton, 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.

About 321GOMD Blog

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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 to have Dr. Rockett speak at your box.

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