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    Default Dunleavy underwent successful Surgery (out 12-18 months)

    1:20 pm Just got the text...bear with me while I try to get a link.

    Will miss season.

    Recovery "lengthy".

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    M. Dunleavy underwent successful surgery. Recovery will be lengthy, and he will miss this season. Visit Pacers.com for more.
    Nothing on Pacers.com at the moment.

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    http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/mike_...te_090306.html

    Press Release | March 6, 2009

    The Indiana Pacers announced Friday that guard Mike Dunleavy underwent successful surgery for removal of a bone spur and repair of his right patellar tendon.

    At the direction of the team, the surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Steadman at the Steadman-Hawkins clinic in Vail, Co., with the Pacers' medical staff, Dr. Tim Hupfer, physical therapist consultant Dan Dyrek and head physical therapist/athletic trainer Josh Corbeil, in attendance.

    Recovery will be lengthy and no timetable has been set. Dunleavy will miss the remainder of this season. Rehabilitation will begin immediately and will be under the supervision of the Pacers’ medical staff in Indianapolis. Updates will be forthcoming when appropriate.
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    So much for exhausting other options. I'm glad he got it done quickly though. I'd really like to see him ready for the beginning of next season.
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    http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/mike_...te_090306.html

    here is link found on Pacers.com and it is just a press release.

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    The Indiana Pacers announced Friday that guard Mike Dunleavy underwent successful surgery for removal of a bone spur and repair of his right patellar tendon.

    At the direction of the team, the surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Steadman at the Steadman-Hawkins clinic in Vail, Co., with the Pacers' medical staff, Dr. Tim Hupfer, physical therapist consultant Dan Dyrek and head physical therapist/athletic trainer Josh Corbeil, in attendance.

    Recovery will be lengthy and no timetable has been set. Dunleavy will miss the remainder of this season. Rehabilitation will begin immediately and will be under the supervision of the Pacers’ medical staff in Indianapolis. Updates will be forthcoming when appropriate.
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    If we can get him back 100 percent next year then I think we need to let Jack and Daniels walk. Or trade him then decide if we keep one or the other, or niether depending on what he would net us.

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    If we can get him back 100 percent next year then I think we need to let Jack and Daniels walk. Or trade him then decide if we keep one or the other, or niether depending on what he would net us.
    Dun's value is pretty much nil right now.

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    Good for Mike.

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    If we can get him back 100 percent next year then I think we need to let Jack and Daniels walk. Or trade him then decide if we keep one or the other, or niether depending on what he would net us.
    Too big of a risk, I say keep Daniels in case he still has knee problems. And who is going to trade for a guy with a bum knee and high salary? Don't get me wrong, I hope he gets back to 100%, but we've been here before.

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    I'd like some sort of explanation why they didn't go ahead with this surgery in the preseason.
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    I thought all our operations were performed by Dr. Leo Spaceman?

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    "Lengthy," huh? As in, will miss part of next season?
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    "Lengthy," huh? As in, will miss part of next season?
    Lengthy...As in, we don't know, and we ain't guessin'.

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    I'd like some sort of explanation why they didn't go ahead with this surgery in the preseason.
    Because it has to do with tendonitis, which is most commonly treated with rest.

    Surgery is a last resort, not a first option.

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    "Lengthy," huh? As in, will miss part of next season?
    Probably. There's a reason surgery is a last resort for tendonitis.

    The #1 advantage of the surgery in this scenario is that it forces a long rest and rehab period. The surgery doesn't eliminate the inflamation - it is an effort to fix the cause of the inflamation.

    It generally eliminates the "feel good enough to play at 70% healthy, then keep playing until I'm only 50% healthy and I have to sit out a couple weeks again" cycle because the amount of rest required in the first place is usually months, not weeks.

    Think about overuse injuries like tendonitis this way - it takes months for the inflamation to gradually reach the point of being too painful to play, so it takes months for the inflamation to gradually go away.
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    I'm optimistic about this. I think surgery was the way to go. I'm glad they finally got it over with.

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    I'm optimistic about this. I think surgery was the way to go. I'm glad they finally got it over with.
    If only they had done it a while ago...

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    If only they had done it a while ago...
    I gues bringing him back for a few games was worth a try but I do agree that he probably would have been better off doing it earlier.

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    I don't understand how hard it is for it to sink in.

    Everything outside of surgery was going to be tried first. It took this long before all those options were exhausted. I think the saying goes something like, hindsight is 20/20.

    I'm sure he got some opinions telling him not to have surgery still. No one wants to go under the knife, if they don't have too, especially around the petellar area.

    That's why I get so damn peeved when I read comments about the Pacers' medical staff making gaffes. During any serious injury, franchises get specialists to look at their players. If a player has a knee injury, he's going to be looked at by a knee specialist. Same with ankle injuries, or shoulder injuries.

    It's not like they hire the medical staff, and then just use them exclusively. They aren't doctors. They don't diagnose torn liagaments nor do they diagnose tendonitis. They can perform primary tests.

    Some act like the Pacers live in this shell and only people on their direct payroll influence injury treatment.

    Going back to the original point, would I like it if Dun had the surgery before the year started so he would be back that much sooner? Of course. But it's not like they diddle-daddled around and just wasted the time.

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    I'm glad that he will be out for the rest of the reason....there's no need to rush him back ( like we have any choice ) and it simply means that this guarantees that BRush will continue to get teh 20+ mpg that I want him to get in his rookie season.
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    I'm optimistic about this. I think surgery was the way to go. I'm glad they finally got it over with.
    This conveys my feelings on the matter.

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    I thought all our operations were performed by Dr. Leo Spaceman?
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    Larry is not coming back, he didn't have a meeting with Orlando for not reason, yeah he is coming back to the NBA but not to the Pacers, the notion that he is a taking a year off and then come back is absurd.
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    Double Ahem.

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    Probably. There's a reason surgery is a last resort for tendonitis.

    The #1 advantage of the surgery in this scenario is that it forces a long rest and rehab period. The surgery doesn't eliminate the inflamation - it is an effort to fix the cause of the inflamation.

    It generally eliminates the "feel good enough to play at 70% healthy, then keep playing until I'm only 50% healthy and I have to sit out a couple weeks again" cycle because the amount of rest required in the first place is usually months, not weeks.

    Think about overuse injuries like tendonitis this way - it takes months for the inflamation to gradually reach the point of being too painful to play, so it takes months for the inflamation to gradually go away.
    This is a really good explanation. I've had several sports related injuries including tendonitis in several joints. Obviously surgery wasn't an option for me, since I don't make $6mil/year playing racquetball or golf. Each of those injuries took a lot of time to mend, even with some rehab, some taking well over a year.

    Taking the time off now, getting a jump on the summer, maybe will give Dun the time to get better. Then again maybe not, but it's his best option.

    I remember the first time I saw a doctor about tendonitis. The thing I remember most was he said, "You'll get this again." And he was right about 10 times over.
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    I had my knee tendonitis for five seasons before we decided "to cut". And had I not been running collegiate track and field, it still might not have been worth it "to cut" (of course, I probably would have taken enough time off to rest as well, but in-season rest isn't really an attractive option for a competitive athlete.) For this type of injury, surgery is a drastic last resort when nothing else has worked, people.

    But from what we've read, Dunleavy's case hardly sounds like routine tendonitis, and a prognosis for a complete recovery seems risky. That doesn't mean he'll never play again, but something is wrong with that knee, and even with surgery and enough rest to let the inflamation shrink, there is a risk that it swells right back up when he starts playing again. I have no informed opinion on whether it could calcify again or not - no first hand experience with that problem but if you want to talk about Iliotibial bands I'll be there.
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