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Ducks winger Patrick Eaves diagnosed with Gullain-Barre Syndrome-Dr. Protopapas

Dr. Thomas Protopapas

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Anaheim Ducks winger Patrick Eaves has been diagnosed with Gullain-Barre Syndrome. No one really knows what causes it or starts it. You get symmetrical demylenination of the extremities, usually legs then arms. Causes sensation loss and weakness and usually spreads pretty rapidly. Symptoms progressively worsen the most usually in the first month, then stay like that until the disease process runs it course. Months to years. There’s really no way to tell when/if he’ll be able to return.

Thomas Protopapas, PT, DPT, CES, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He received his Doctorate from Touro College, where he graduated with Academic Excellence and earned the prestigious Maimonides award. Tom currently practices in Westchester, NY, where he is a Clinical Director at JAG Physical Therapy, a high level outpatient orthopedic clinic, well-respected throughout NY and NJ. He has been a teaching assistant at DPT programs at Dominican College and Touro college, where he helped teach therapeutic exercise and soft tissue techniques.

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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

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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:

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Devils goalie Cory Schneider undergoes hip surgery-Dr. Parekh

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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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