Board-Certified Cleveland Orthopedic Surgeons: Treating Damaged Joints

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When you’re out on the hardcourt, you are expected to play your best game. However, life can throw some wicked curveballs, as Park Do-Hyoung of Stanford University’s student paper, The Stanford Daily, reports:

Stanford men’s basketball head coach Johnny Dawkins announced on Friday that senior guard Aaron Bright will miss the rest of the season after suffering a dislocated right shoulder in practice and opting to undergo a season-ending surgery.

The injury, which occurred in practice last week, sidelined the senior after he averaged 5.9 points in seven games off the bench at the beginning of the Cardinal’s 2013-14 campaign. He ranked third on the team with 16 assists in those games, bringing his career total to 316 — the tenth-best mark in Stanford basketball history.

The prospect of missing out on an entire season early on because of one lethal injury is enough to make varsity athletes in Cleveland, Tennessee, cringe. The city has a number of private and public schools at all academic levels with various sports programs. Noted sportsmen from the city include San Diego Padres shortstop Lance Zawadzki and Columbus Crew players Ricardo-Pierre Louis and Stanley Nyazamba—all three of whom graduated from Lee University.

If you’ve had the same woes as Bright, you can seek help from trusted Cleveland orthopedic surgeons—such as the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics’ Dr Pat Stone, M.D. Dislocated shoulders, by definition, take place when a serious fall on a hard surface or blow results in the arm bone popping away from the shoulder socket. Initial analysis often confuses it with separated shoulders, which is simply the severing of at least one ligament linking collarbones with shoulder blades.

An odd lump near the shoulder is a sign that the shoulder has been dislocated. Immediate treatment is recommended; for the interim, the affected arm may have to be placed in a sling, and the patient will need to take painkillers. Preparation for shoulder surgery will require much effort; Stanford officials later confirmed that Bright will be put up for surgery next month.

Popping the shoulder is nothing to laugh at, especially when it impedes a person’s ability to perform daily activities. Trained orthopedic surgeons can oversee other surgical procedures, like hip replacement in Chattanooga. Trained orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists can help injured athletes navigate their way through these challenging times.

(Article Excerpt and Image from Bright sidelined for season after dislocating shoulder; The Stanford Daily)