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Paws visits Beaumont Children’s Hospital

Dave Dombrowski, Detroit Tigers President and General Manager, isn’t the only person on the team making moves these days. Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s child life specialists, along with For a Day Foundation and Ilitch Charities, surprised our patients with a special visit from – Paws!

Paws and his crew traveled to our Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Garden and then visited patient rooms armed with Tigers posters, hats and other memorabilia for our little fans. Thank you to everybody involved in making this exciting day possible!

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The Facts About Groin Tear Surgery

by Peter Perakis, M.D., Acute Care Surgeon, Beaumont Hospital, Troy

(Photo credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

(Photo credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

The World Series has ended, the MLB season is over and Detroit Tigers fans are still getting over a tough loss to the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS. While there were many factors that contributed to the series loss, one of the spotlights was on the injury of MVP third-baseman Miguel Cabrera.

Even though Cabrera was playing through his injury for the past few months, as soon as the Tigers’ season ended, surgery to repair muscles in his groin was scheduled.

How common are groin tears?

Groin pain is a common complaint and may result from a variety of causes, including osteitis pubis, fractures, arthritis, bursitis, hernias, muscular pain, tendonitis, tearing or avulsion of a tendon or ligament, urologic conditions, connective tissue diseases and nerve pain. The anatomy of the region is fairly complex, so a team approach to groin injuries is optimal and may require coordinated input from a sports physician, general surgeon, urologist, neurologist, orthopedic surgeon, gynecologist, radiologist and physical medicine and rehab specialist.

What causes groin tears?

A groin tear can be triggered by quick movements, twisting, turning, sprinting, bending forward, kicking and performing sit-ups all of which are common movements in sports such as baseball, soccer, hockey and football. Avoiding overuse of the thigh and lower abdominal muscles may prevent weakness or tear.

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Beaumont Medical Transportation assisting storm victims in New York

ground_transport_beaumont(Photo courtesy of Yahoo! News)

A photo appearing on the homepage of Yahoo! today shows medical transportation workers from Beaumont Health System assisting in the evacuation of patients from New York’s Bellevue Hospital. According to the article, “About 500 patients at the city hospital near the East River in Manhattan are affected. Bellevue has one of the busiest emergency departments in the city.”

(Notice one of the workers with the Detroit Tigers baseball cap showing some Detroit love.)

Update: We were lucky enough to get some additional photos from some of our transport workers live on the scene. You’ll see some photos of the destruction of the storm as well as the lines of ambulances there to assist.

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