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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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Update: A.J. Pollock will have surgery tomorrow to replace the hardware from previous elbow operations. Three months until he gets out there depending on extent of infection. Three months RTP is on the lower end also, possibly more. They will be cautious with him, especially the third time around-Dr. Patel

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He originally fractured his elbow in 2010 and underwent surgery for an olecranon fracture. He later had a repeat surgery n 2016 since the bone was not fully healed and the plate and screws were not holding.

 

He is now undergoing surgery to explore the elbow as there is a possibility of an infection. The surgeon will determine if the infection is superficial or if it extends into the bone. If it is superficial, then it could be few weeks or even months until he may return to play depending on the length of time that he needs antibiotics.

 

If the infection extends to the bone, then this could be a long term problem that could require multiple surgeries to clean the bone and re- repair the break. This could potentially mean several months off the field. More details to follow.

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