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3 04, 2019

Kyle Zimmer’s emotional debut for Royals…

By |2019-04-03T05:12:28-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Featured TOS Blog, TOS Blog, TOS News|Tags: , |0 Comments

When a tearful Kyle Zimmer called his father, Eric, to tell him he had made the Royals’ 25-man roster after nearly seven years of cruel twists had sabotaged his once-promising baseball career, Eric Zimmer was so moved that [...]

21 01, 2019

5 Tips to Find Out if You Have TOS

By |2019-01-21T20:19:51-08:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome|Tags: |1 Comment

Many patients with TOS tell us their stories. One common thread patients tell us is that they see many doctors before they are correctly diagnosed with TOS. If you think you have TOS, we would like to offer 5 simple [...]

21 01, 2019

Benedictine pitcher back on mound after blood-clot surgery

By |2019-01-21T18:57:15-08:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: TOS News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Drake Curry said he felt like he was throwing 100 pounds. A baseball had never seemed so heavy to the Benedictine Bulldogs’ pitcher, but Curry and his arm have come a long way in just five months. The [...]

5 01, 2019

Markelle Fultz’s bizarre injury, explained by a surgeon

By |2019-01-06T13:47:06-08:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?|Tags: , |0 Comments

After a two-year stretch of confusion, frustration, internet conspiracies, and unpredictability, Markelle Fultz, the Philadelphia 76ers’ 2017 No. 1 draft pick who suddenly couldn’t shoot a basketball, was finally diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). This ailment, often [...]

5 01, 2019

Why Athletes are More at Risk for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

By |2019-01-05T08:27:11-08:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“TOS most frequently occurs in relatively young, active and otherwise healthy individuals, particularly those engaged in heavy lifting or repetitive overhead use of their arms,” said Dr. Parth Shah, director of the Thoracic Outlet Center in the Hartford HealthCare [...]

5 01, 2019

The sidelining of rising NBA star Markelle Fultz

By |2019-01-09T06:55:25-08:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: TOS News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hartford Hospital‏ @hartfordhosp The sidelining of rising NBA star @MarkelleF after a diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) has put a spotlight on this little-know medical condition. I feel badly for the elite athletes [...]

5 01, 2019

Adson’s Sign

By |2019-01-05T03:18:05-08:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: TOS News|Tags: , , |0 Comments‏ @LearntheHeart Adson's sign: Patient extends neck + turn head to side being tested ➔ hold breath ➔ if radial pulse gone ➔ thoracic outlet syndrome present Unfortunately, this simply isn't correct. Alfred Adson [...]

4 01, 2019

Sixers GM Unsure if Fultz Will Return This Season

By |2019-01-04T08:24:30-08:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Featured TOS Blog, TOS News|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Philadelphia 76ers are unsure if Markelle Fultz will play again this season. The 20-year-old Fultz was diagnosed this month with thoracic outlet syndrome and is doing physical therapy in Los Angeles. General manager Elton Brand said Saturday [...]

3 01, 2019

Harvey, others see careers rib-born with procedure

By |2019-01-03T23:55:54-08:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When patients leave Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after Dr. Robert Thompson, a vascular surgeon, has removed their first rib as part of thoracic outlet decompression surgery, they are given the 4-centimeter piece of bone to take home [...]

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