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May
2017

Rotator Cuff Tear. When they tell you “it cannot be fixed” seek another opinion – by Dr. Marcos Masson

  • Yevgeny Shuhatovich
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  • Arthroscopy . Cuff . Difficult . Dushi . Fernando . levaro . Marcos . masson . parameswaran . Rotator . Shoulder . shuhatovich . Surgery . Yevgeny .

Shoulder injuries can result in rotator cuff tears of various sizes, which influence the operative result. The time from injury to presentation to a shoulder surgeon is fate determining in influencing final outcome. An acute tear, presenting to the shoulder surgeon within 6-8 weeks, has a much better outcome that one presenting thereafter. At ROC, we treat nearly all rotator…

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01
May
2017

Don’t Use Your Fist As A Hammer – by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

  • Yevgeny Shuhatovich
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  • Carpal . Center . Compensation . Disability . Dr. . Dushi . Fernando . Fractures . Hammer . Hypothenar . levaro . Marcos . masson . orthopedic . pain . parameswaran . Reconstructive . shuhatovich . Syndrome . Tunnel . Workers . Yevgeny .

At the ROC, we feel very privileged when other surgeons ask us for help with a patient. One such patient was scheduled with Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich. Upon his arrival, the patient immediately started his story of frustration, pain and complete disability. He could not use his dominant hand for 1 year. The patient was going from specialist to specialist, ending…

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24
Apr
2017

The Art of Physical Examination – Not an MRI Diagnosis by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

  • Yevgeny Shuhatovich
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  • Dr. Dushi Parameswaran . Dr. Fernando Levaro . Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich Dr. Marcos Masson . Function . hand . Laceration . Missed . MRI . orthopedic . pain . Restore . Surgery . tendon . Transfer . Wrist .

A very pleasant 24-year-old patient presented to me a month and a half ago. Despite his utter frustration and displeasure with his current medical condition, he methodically explained to me, that he had a cut to his wrist 2 months prior and has been unable to grip anything and his wrist was painfully popping anytime he tried to move it.…

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20
Apr
2017

Hand to Hammer is Always Better Than Hammer to Hand by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

  • Yevgeny Shuhatovich
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A thumb contributes 50% to a person’s hand function. A thumb injury can potentially irreversibly damage the patient’s hand and therefore permanently affect life and ability to work. 1 week ago at ROC our schedulers got a call that a severely injured patient was coming. He was using a hammer and accidentally missed, impacting the tool into this thumb. Dr.…

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07
Apr
2017

“I just want to play guitar” by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

  • Yevgeny Shuhatovich
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  • Bone . Broken . Center . Dushi Parameswaran . Emergency . Fernando . Fracture . Guitar . Houston . levaro . Marcos . masson . Metacarpal . Musician . orthopedic . Piano . Reconstructive . shuhatovich . Surgery . Yevgeny .

A patient presented to our ROC office 5.5 weeks ago with a metacarpal bone fracture. He was walking at his job and slipped on a wet floor and landed on his left hand. He realized his bone was broken immediately, because he felt a sharp spike under his skin. He presented to ROC and was immediately seen by Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich.…

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21
Mar
2017

Another Nearly Amputated Forearm Saved – Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich

  • Yevgeny Shuhatovich
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  • Carpal Tunnel . Dr. Marcos Masson . Dr. Yevgeny Shuhatovich . Emergency . Fractures . Houston . Injury . Nerve Surgery . Orthopedic Surgery . reconstructive orthopedic center . Recontructive Surgery . Saved Limbs . Surgery . Workers Compensation . Workmans Compensation .

Patient is a 30 year old carpenter who was using a table saw to cut wood. The dangers of using a table saw could not be overstated. The board that he was cutting, kicked and brought his forearm straight onto the rotating blade of the table saw. This severed nearly all tendons, nerves and arteries of the forearm. The patient was…

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12
Jan
2017

Orthopedic medical app empowers patients: diagnosis in minutes, same day surgery

  • Martin Zhao
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  • ASAP ER emergency hand surgery shuhatovich masson yevgeny marcos levaro patel orthopedic plastic fracture workers compensation treatment immediate surgery care delivery affordable . reconstructive orthopedic center houston shuhatovich masson levaro patel ASAP emergency care surgery immediate affordable .

The Reconstructive Orthopedic Center (ROC) in Houston is proud to introduce a new browser app which will revolutionize the way many access injury diagnosis and emergency surgery. Traditionally, an injured patient would be referred to a specialist by their general practitioner or pediatrician, a process which could take days or even weeks. Now, with ASAP (Ambulatory Surgical Assessment Program), patients…

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12
Jan
2017

Hand Surgeon Saves a Life – Reconstructive Orthopedic Center

  • Martin Zhao
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It is not often that we get a privilege to save someone else’s life. This rare privilege had presented itself on the doorsteps of Reconstructive Orthopedic Center. Our emergency coordinators got a call from one of the occupational medicine clinics, that a strange medical condition was on the way. The patient arrived smiling, pleasant and had a very happy disposition.…

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21
Nov
2016

Galeazzi Fracture with Crushing Injury of the Hand, Wrist, Forearm and Upper Arm by Dr. Shuhatovich

  • Martin Zhao
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  • Compensation . Fracture . Galeazzi Radius . Houston . Injury . orthopedic . Reconstructive . shuhatovich . Workers . Yevgeny .

Crushing Injury of the Left Hand/Wrist/Forearm/Upper Arm This is an unfortunate 37-year-old man who sustained a significant crushing injury in a press machine. His left hand, arm and forearm were all crushed. He sustained severe friction burns and soft tissue avulsion injuries of the hand and forearm. He sustained a Galeazzi fracture with a distal radioulnar joint fracture dislocation associated…

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22
Sep
2016

Total Elbow Replacement for Rheumatoid Arthritis:

  • Martin Zhao
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  • arthritis . levaro . masson . orthopedic . pain . parameswaran . reconstructive orthopedic center . replacement . rheumatoid . shuhatovich . total elbow .

Patient is a 52-year-old nurse with long standing history of Rheumatoid Arthritis managed with medications for over 10 years. She has had progressive decline in her abilities to perform her job, activities of daily living and has begun having chronic pain in her elbows several years ago. She has received several injections in to both of her elbows without any…

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