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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:

Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)

Selene Parekh, M.D. (also known as the “Fantasy Doctor”) is an orthopaedic surgeon and foremost expert on sports injuries who’s fast becoming the go-to expert for the multibillion dollar fantasy sports industry. His data-driven insights and medical expertise make for powerfully accurate predictions of how anything from common sprains to devastating season-ending injuries will affect players’ careers and the success of millions of fantasy teams. Fantasy sports for Parekh is far more than a hobby: He authored and published two foundational research papers using Fantasy football data to track the epidemiology and outcomes of tendon and ligament ruptures in the NFL. Dr. Parekh joined the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke Orthopaedics in 2009, where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Prior to his tenure at Duke, Dr. Parekh was a Foot and Ankle Surgeon at the University of North Carolina (UNC). While there, he was integrally involved in the teaching of medical students and residents. Furthermore, he served as the foot and ankle consultant to the Athletic Department, treating many of the well-known UNC athletes. In his current practice, he continues to treat competitive athletes of all levels. A graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Parekh completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery under the direction of some of the leading global authorities at the University of Pennsylvania. The Fantasy Doctor is an avid runner and has completed the Boston Marathon, and in his former life as a high school athletic star, was offered football scholarships from several Ivy League schools and was the recipient of the Brian Piccolo Award. Dr. Parekh is married and he and his wife are the proud parents of three kids.

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NHL Injuries

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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NHL Injuries

Sharks center Joe Thornton suffered torn MCL and ACL-Dr. Parekh

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San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton revealed he suffered a torn MCL and ACL in January. He will require surgery for the multi-ligament injury, 10-14 weeks RTP. Watch below as Dr. Selene Parekh breaks down ACL injuries:

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Devils winger Patrick Maroon undergoes back surgery-Dr. Mimran

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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%.

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