Hector Cora

Atlanta, GA

Conditions + Treatments

Medical Icon Hip Injury/Condition
Medical Icon Rotator Cuff Tear
Medical Icon Rotator Cuff Repair
Medical Icon Sports Hernia (Athletic Pubalgia)

In August of 2016, after experiencing severe pain and loss of strength from what I thought was a groin pull, I finally visited Andrews Sports Medicine two years after my initial injury. I had previously visited doctors where I live in Atlanta, but none of them had recommendations for the cause of pain or relief of my symptoms. 

After not being able to run, play baseball or swing a golf club, I was examined by Dr. Benton Emblom. He immediately recognized the injury and I underwent sports hernia surgery the following week. 

Dr. Emblom re-attached the adductor brevis, adductor longus and rectus abdominus in a procedure that lasted less than an hour. I had zero pain following the surgery, did not require crutches and took little to no pain medication. I began physical therapy the week following the surgery in August and was playing tournament baseball again in November 2017. 

Additionally, I injured my right shoulder diving for a flyball in the outfield in May 2019. I was in extreme pain and could no longer throw a baseball overhand. Based on the phenomenal results I had with my sports hernia surgery, I once again made the decision to leave Atlanta to have my shoulder treated in Birmingham.

Dr. Emblom confirmed I had a rotator cuff tear and I had successful rotator cuff repair surgery in June 2019. After some extensive physical therapy, I was able to successfully return to the diamond and course ahead of schedule.

I can't say enough about the quality of Dr. Emblom and his team at Andrews Sports Medicine. I didn't want to stop my activities at age 58 and 62 respectively. I am very grateful they have been able to help me achieve victory over injury and active on the baseball field and golf course!

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Benton A. Emblom, MD
Benton A. Emblom, MD View Bio