Wrist surgery puts retired coach back in play

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Wrist surgery puts retired coach back in play

Bob Hofman can shoot basketball for first time in decades
Bob Hofman, former head coach of the Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team, can shoot a basketball again after a recent surgery. A new wrist joint restored much of his flexibility.

Wrist surgery puts retired coach back in play

Bob Hofman, former head coach of the Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team, can shoot a basketball again after a recent surgery. A new wrist joint restored much of his flexibility.

Wrist surgery puts retired coach back in play

Former Fort Lewis College basketball coach Bob Hofman had his right wrist fused in the late 1990s, and as a result, he lost all flexibility in the wrist.

Wrist surgery puts retired coach back in play

Dr. Brian Butzen, an orthopedic surgeon at Animas Surgical Hospital, restored mobility to Bob Hofman’s fused wrist by putting in an artificial joint.

Wrist surgery puts retired coach back in play

Bob Hofman, former head coach of the Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team, can shoot a basketball again thanks to surgery to implant a new wrist joint. The surgery also restored his ability to do other basic tasks, such as screwing in light bulbs.

Wrist surgery puts retired coach back in play

Bob Hofman, former head coach of the Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team, could not shoot or dribble basketballs for years because his wrist bones were fused. Hofman, who retired two years ago, can now take up golf because surgery to replace his right wrist joint restored flexibility.
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