Posts Tagged "stress fracture"

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Matt Harvey’s Latest Nemesis: A Scapula Stress Injury

When the Mets’ Matt Harvey left the game last Wednesday after 58 pitches over four innings, he complained of a tired arm. An MRI and CT scan led to the diagnosis of a stress injury in his right scapula (shoulder blade). Though some media reports assumed the injury to be a “broken bone”, noted that Harvey had sustained a “stress reaction”. They are not one and the same.

Brook Lopez And Recurrent Stress Fractures Of The Fifth Metatarsal

Flickr-4411261589Brook Lopez, the Brooklyn Nets’ seven-foot center, is reportedly in a walking boot after undergoing his third foot surgery in two years, this time to replace the bent hardware stabilizing his right fifth metatarsal. The initial injury, diagnosed as a non-displaced stress fracture, occurred in December of 2011 and was immediately followed by fixation surgery. After missing 32 games, Lopez played in only five games before reinjuring the foot and having another procedure. Rest and rehab claimed the balance of that season. Lopez is not alone here: re-fracture of the proximal fifth metatarsal following surgical fixation has been reported in the literature to occur anywhere from 5% to 40% of the time depending on the study.

Why Did Rasheed Wallace Play On Monday?

rasheed38 year-old Rasheed Wallace faced reality today and opened up a spot on the Knicks’ roster by announcing his retirement. Though it was evidently hoped he would mend in time to contribute in the playoffs, it must have been obvious that it was not to be. Why then have him play for four minutes on Monday before leaving the court with soreness in his post-operative foot? Wasn’t Wallace’s condition evident in practice? Four minutes should not have tested him as much as drills and practice would have. Maybe someone wanted to prove a point.

Causes Of Hip And Groin Pain

400px-anterior_hip_muscles_2A recent blog in this space discussed the sports hernia, a problem that typically causes pain in the groin region. There are many other diagnoses that can also result in hip or groin pain. What follows is a brief discussion of these.

What are some other common causes of groin and hip pain?