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Kyle Seager undergoes surgery, now what?-Dr. Patel

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Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners has successfully undergone surgery to repair a tendon in his tendon and will be out for 10- 12 weeks. He injured his hand after diving awkwardly for a ball last week.

It has been reported that he had surgery for an “extensor tendon” in his finger. These injuries occur in athletes from forceful disruption of the tendon from the bone. They most commonly occur at the joint at the tip of the finger or at the second joint from the tip of the finger. These are usually treated without surgery with a splint unless the injury causes deformity in the finger despite splinting or if the original injury cut through the skin.
Surgery involves anchoring the tendon back to bone and starting protected range of motion depending on the quality of the tissue. Most patients can expect to have some stiffness even after a prolonged course of therapy.
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Amar A. Patel, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in hand, elbow, and shoulder surgery. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and obtained his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he learned advances techniques in traumatic and sports- related injuries. He completed advanced training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. Dr. Patel currently practices at the Orthopaedic Associates of Riverside in Chicago, Illinois. He is an avid sports fan and has been a fantasy sports participant for over 15 years.

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Fernando Tatis Jr. likely done for season with back injury

Ronnie Mimran M.D.

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Fernando Tatis Jr was declared “likely done” for the season after a swing at the plate injured his back. Team officials are calling it a “stress reaction”. Video review shows twisting and extension of his back at the time of the injury.

Although stress reaction isn’t a clinical diagnosis, a likely scenario is that the twisting motion resulted in either an annular tear of one of the lumbar discs, or a lumbar facet joint injury. Either could have caused the lumbar musculature to spasm, making it difficult for Titas to continue playing.

Hopefully, the inciting injury is minor and with some rest, physical therapy and possibly injections, the inflammatory stress reaction would diminish and he could be able to return in a few weeks. Although, with the Padres hope for a playoff spot waning, he might be kept out for the rest of the year as a precaution.

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Edwin Encarnacion suffers fractured wrist-Dr. Parekh

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Giancarlo Stanton back on I.L. with knee injury

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