At Least Fukudome’s Subconscious is Healthy

As originally posted in The Cub Reporter 6/9/2009 by Dr. Joseph Hecht   On the day of the rule 4 draft, I’ll keep this short. It’s based on a Sun-Times article by Gordon Wittenmyer about why Kosuke Fukudome is surprising the Cubs management with his solid performance so far in 2009. I guess the surprise is they…

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That’s Not Humerus

As originally posted on The Cub Reporter 5/9/09 by Dr. Joseph Hecht Well, actually it is the humerus that sees all the action when one dislocates a shoulder. The shoulder anatomy is based on giving the joint extreme flexibility including very close to a 360 degree arc of motion. To achieve this enhanced level of function, mother…

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IT IS FRACTURED but are we broken?

As originally posted on The Cub Reporter 6/12/2008 by Dr. Joseph Hecht. Yes, it’s broken…and yes, it’s fractured. Yes, there’s only minimal displacement (which means the bone doesn’t need to be set or reduced by manipulation or surgery). What can’t he do? It’s not his (right) throwing hand so it only afftects his glove hand…

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Cubbie Blue Bones and Groans, Spring Training

As posted on The Cub Reporter by Dr. Joseph Hecht The Cubs have a few nagging health problems as well as injuries this spring. Nothing critical. Just stuff like heart arrhythmia’s treated with surgery. Mark DeRosa had ablation surgery to burn the short circuit in the electrical wiring of his heart. Now that he’s got normal sinus rhythm, can…

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