Thursday, June 7, 2018

Alex Reyes Underwent Latissimus Repair: What Does That Mean?

Cardinal pitcher Alex Reyes underwent latissimus dorsi repair after recently injuring it. Tony Romeo a Philadelphia surgeon performed the repair. The latissimus muscle originates on the ribs and thoracic spine and inserts on the humerus (arm bone) near the shoulder joint. It is responsible for the following actions: extension, adduction, horizontal abduction, flexion froman extended position and internalrotation of the shoulder joint. Given the time to heal and then the lengthy time to return to throwing this will be a season ending injury for him. Read a description of the technique HERE

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