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Scripps Clinic Surgeon Explores Sports-Related Shoulder Injuries

Heinz Hoenecke, MD, discusses shoulder subluxations

A baseball player slides into a base representing sports-related shoulder injuries discussed by a Scripps Clinic surgeon.

Heinz Hoenecke, MD, discusses shoulder subluxations

In light of recent media coverage about shoulder injuries suffered by San Diego Padres All-Star Fernando Tatis Jr., local news outlets interviewed Scripps Clinic orthopedic surgeon Heinz Hoenecke, MD. The former head team physician for the Padres discussed a type of injury that Tatis reportedly has experienced multiple times this year: shoulder subluxations, in which the ball of the shoulder comes partially out of the socket and quickly returns back into place. Dr. Hoenecke explained risk factors and treatment options for athletes of all levels.

Watch the coverage on CBS 8 TV: Explaining Shoulder Subluxations

Read the Del Mar Times article: Scripps Doctor Shares Expertise on Shoulder Subluxations 

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