Patrick J. McMahon MD


Meniscus Surgery

Learn how surgery for a meniscus tear is done and what to expect after surgery.

Broken Collarbone (Clavicle)

What is the collarbone? The collarbone (clavicle) is one of the main bones of the shoulder joint . It holds the shoulder up and, along with the shoulder blade (scapula) and acromioclavicular (AC) joint, provides stability and strength to the shoulder. The collarbone also protects nerves and blood vessels from the neck…

Shoulder SLAP Tear

What is a SLAP tear? A SLAP tear is a specific kind of injury to your shoulder. To help make your shoulder more stable, there is a ring of firm tissue, called the labrum , around your shoulder socket. The labrum (say “LAY-brum”) helps keep your arm bone in the shoulder socket. SLAP stands for “superior labrum, anterior…

Calf Muscle Injury

Your calf muscle is actually two muscles, the gastrocnemius muscle and the soleus muscle. These muscles can be injured if they get overstretched. Injury to a calf muscle can range from a strain or pull that you can treat at home to a more serious tear that may need a doctor’s care. What causes a calf muscle injury? A…

Type II Shoulder Separation

A shoulder separation is the partial or complete separation of two parts of the shoulder: the collarbone (clavicle) and the end (acromion) of the shoulder blade (scapula). In a type II shoulder separation, the acromioclavicular (AC) ligament is completely torn, and the coracoclavicular (CC) ligament is either partially…