I visited Dr. Gibbs for a climbing injury (ruptured distal bicep) that happened early on a Friday morning. I called their office and was able to get an appointment only a few hours after the injury happened. Dr. Gibbs was quick to recognize what the injury was. He answered all my questions and was good at explaining the surgery that I would be getting and what to expect after surgery. We were able to get surgery scheduled for the following Wednesday. With this type of injury it is better to get it fixed sooner rather than later. Surgery went well and I had no pain at all after the nerve block wore off (~20hrs). After the splint came off (9 days later), my arm was fairly stiff but that's expected after no movement. Dr. Gibbs was there to show me a picture of how bad my tendon was, what size hole he had to drill in the bone and what he did to my tendon to get it re-attached. He told me to go home and take the tape off and take a shower. When I did that I noticed 2 stitches sticking out fairly far. I wasn't sure what to do with them but I figured they were dissolvable so I left them there. After a couple weeks I was getting curious about when they would fall out or if they should have been pulled out. So I emailed Kaitlin (his aid) she was quick to respond and let me know what I could do with them. I've been working on getting my rotation and flex back into my arm for a couple weeks now and that's been a little hard to get it back to 100%, I'd say I'm about 90% at the moment, but I am able to straighten my arm fully with out any stiffness, which is what I was mostly worried about. Dr. Gibbs, overall has been great to work with and I would definitely recommend him to any of my friends that have this type of injury.

Chris Reedy

Pes Cavus: More than Just High Arches

Typically discovered in children during the first decade of life, pes cavus – or cavus foot – is prevalent in approximately 10% of adults in the U.S.  What is cavus foot? Cavus foot is a condition in which the foot has an arch that is higher than normal. While cavus foot deformity varies in severity from a […]

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IT Band Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Exercises

Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, hiker or someone whose work keeps them on their feet for long stretches of time, you’re likely to experience the ill effects of repetitive motion on your lower extremities at some point. One such overuse injury? IT band syndrome.  What is IT band syndrome? Iliotibial band syndrome – commonly called […]

Are brachial plexus injuries serious?

The not-so-satisfying short answer: It depends. Like any other orthopedic injury, the seriousness of a brachial plexus injury depends on its cause, severity and treatment options.  What is the brachial plexus? The brachial plexus is a network of five intertwined nerves that stretch from the neck, through the upper chest and into the armpit. This bundle of […]

Summer Shoulder Injuries: Swimmer’s Shoulder vs Shoulder Labral Tears

While 23% to 38% of competitive swimmers experience some form of shoulder injury every year, you don’t have to be a competitive swimmer to suffer from common shoulder overuse injuries.  In fact, baseball, softball and volleyball players, as well as anyone who performs repetitive movements with their shoulders (think painters, landscapers or movers), are at risk for […]

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