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Behind the Blue with Orthopaedic Surgeon, Researcher and Advocate Dr. Carolyn Hettrich

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 6, 2018) — As people head back outdoors for yard work and baseball season starts once again, shoulder injuries will be on the rise. Dr. Carolyn Hettrich, associate professor of orthpaedic surgery in the University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, a shoulder and elbow specialist will treat many of those injuries.

On this week's episode of Behind the Blue, Hettrich discusses why she chose sports medicine, her work leading the world's largest study on shoulder instability and how she advocates for improved treatment and funding for musculoskeletal injuries.

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