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Devils winger Patrick Maroon undergoes back surgery-Dr. Mimran

Ronnie Mimran M.D.

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New Jersey Devils winger Patrick Maroon has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back. He had a microdiscectomy. Typically we rest players for about 6 weeks after the procedure, then start a gradual return to activity. The main risk of returning too soon is a re-herniation, where more disc material extrudes out of the same area in the outer portion of the disc. Recurrence rates are typically quoted around 5%.

Dr. Mimran is board certified in neurosurgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. His practice focuses on surgical and non-surgical treatment of brain and spine disorders, with an emphasis on minimally invasive and image-guided techniques for the spine. He has a broad experience with the neurosurgical care of the injured athlete and serves as a consultant for multiple different professional sports teams. Dr. Mimran received his BS in physiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his medical training at the University of Southern California, where he graduated with honors. He completed a residency in neurological surgery at the University of Florida. along with a clinical fellowship in minimally invasive spine surgery. Following his neurosurgical residency, Dr. Mimran moved to the Bay Area and joined the team at Pacific Brain and Spine Medical Group, in Danville, California. Dr. Mimran has received numerous awards and honors, earning the Patients’ Choice Award for seven consecutive years, and gaining recognition as a five-year honoree of the Compassionate Doctor Award, among others. He is also a leading educator in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery and navigated spine surgery, and has taught over 200 courses worldwide.

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T.J. Oshie undergoes surgery for broken clavicle-Dr. Patel

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T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals underwent surgery for a broken clavicle sustained on Thursday’s Game 4 loss after being shoved from behind into the boards. The surgery was likely placement of a plate and screws to stabilize the broken bone.

 

For hockey players, return to play is generally about 8-10 weeks. This unfortunately leaves him out for the remainder of the playoffs, which is a major blow for the Capitals.

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Shea Weber recovering from knee surgery

Selene Parekh, M.D.

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will miss time after undergoing  knee surgery in June. He had a meniscus repair. This can take 6-8 months to RTP. Watch below our 3D animation to learn more about meniscus repair surgery:

Meniscus-Repair-Arthroscopic-Technique

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Devils goalie Cory Schneider undergoes hip surgery-Dr. Parekh

Selene Parekh, M.D.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider underwent surgery to repair cartilage in his left hip. RTP should be 6-9 months. Cartilage damage in the hip often takes longer to heal.

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