WBAL Sports Radio – 12/7/21
WBAL Sports Radio interviewed Joshua S. Dines, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, on air about the treatment and recovery for a torn pectoral muscle, following the injury of Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey.
Dr. Dines explained, “Sometimes people will try to treat these conservatively, but in a situation like this, fixing it surgically where you sew the tendon back to the bone from which it tore is going to give them give a better return to their strength and probably decrease the risk of happening again.”
He continued, “I tell patients and athletes all the time, that the surgery is the easy part, the repair takes about an hour, but the recovery is where you have to go slow for the first six weeks to let the tendon heal before you start loading it with weights. Especially getting back to the NFL, it’s typically about 5-6 months before you can stress the muscle at that level.”
The segment aired on December 7, 2021.