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Matt Harvey 2016 Outlook

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Good to see he's using all his newfound free-time in a productive manner so far: 

Dude loves blocking anyone and everyone who says anything remotely critical about him. And NyMetsFan thinks JoFer is a mental midget...

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Now he's losing ribs as a result of this.

 

Harvey's issue involves muscles in the neck and shoulder impinging a nerve in his right shoulder. Thompson will remove one of Harvey's ribs to provide space, which should reduce the compression on the affected nerve and restore feeling in his pitching arm and fingers.

 

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/16892942/matt-harvey-new-york-mets-undergo-season-ending-surgery-thoracic-outlet-syndrome

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19 minutes ago, Carlos Correa said:

Now he's losing ribs as a result of this.

 

Harvey's issue involves muscles in the neck and shoulder impinging a nerve in his right shoulder. Thompson will remove one of Harvey's ribs to provide space, which should reduce the compression on the affected nerve and restore feeling in his pitching arm and fingers.

 

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/16892942/matt-harvey-new-york-mets-undergo-season-ending-surgery-thoracic-outlet-syndrome

 

Sounds as if it is the neurogenic variant of TOS.  From what I've been able to read on Pubmed success rate appears to be about 91-93% initially but 64-71% at the 10 year mark.  That being said Harvey is young and will have the absolute best doctors doing his care so I gotta imagine it's even better than that ( a lot of the studies have older and relatively unhealthy patients in their cohort).  That being said these studies typically don't study the ability to throw 95 MPH fastballs post operatively. 

 

So long story short he'll probably be just fine.  Or not.  

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2 minutes ago, Baur10 said:

 

Sounds as if it is the neurogenic variant of TOS.  From what I've been able to read on Pubmed success rate appears to be about 91-93% initially but 64-71% at the 10 year mark.  That being said Harvey is young and will have the absolute best doctors doing his care so I gotta imagine it's even better than that ( a lot of the studies have older and relatively unhealthy patients in their cohort).  That being said these studies typically don't study the ability to throw 95 MPH fastballs post operatively. 

 

So long story short he'll probably be just fine.  Or not.  

As long as the Mets doctors aren't involved that is probably right.  If Harvey was having surgery with the Mets doctors overseeing it they would probably inadvertently cut open his heart while performing the surgery.  Who am I kidding, Harvey doesn't have a heart!

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Not 2016 outlook but I'm curious what his 2017 looks like. In a best-case scenario of recovery, is he expected back fairly early next season?

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