Hand Specialist Randall Culp performed a successful surgery on Domonic Brown’s fractured hook of the hamate bone in his right hand. Surgery was this morning in Philadelphia. So what does this mean?
Here is what Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said about the surgery (from Todd Zolecki)
- Hand specialist Randall Culp performend the surgery in Philadelphia.
- Culp removed the hamate.
- Stitches are removed in 10 days.
- Brown will be in a removable splint three to four weeks.
- Sheridan said, “Normal return on a hamate excision is about four to six weeks. That return means back to playing full out in four to six weeks. The biggest issue he’s facing is how sensitive is the scar and how does he tolerate those kinds of progressions.”
- Sheridan said when Brown returns to camp tomorrow he can return to cardio workouts immediately. After the stitches are removed, Brown can begin his progressions toward hitting. He said Brown will have to do “scar management” things to desensitize the area. “He really can’t begin hitting or anything towards that until probably about at least two weeks.”