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2014-07-10 23:07:59

The common elbow surgery made famous by Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, Tommy John, definitely does its job to return pitchers to the mound, but risks for having the surgery may be able to be recognized earlier in a player’s career, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting today. The study was the largest cohort of MLB pitchers, to date, that have undergone UCL reconstruction. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July...

2014-06-27 23:05:58

Dr. James Andrews Releases New App to Prevent Tommy John Surgeries BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Dr. James Andrews today announced the launch of Throw Like a Pro for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Throw Like a Pro helps baseball players drastically reduce the likelihood of throwing injuries and is now available for download on the App Store. The app makes the knowledge of Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk, two of the world’s top experts on overuse injuries in baseball,...

2014-06-10 23:15:29

Ashley Black, Founder of FasciAnatomy, explains how the root cause of LCL damage is actually the connective tissue challenged with holding our entire bodies together in a giant interwoven web; the fascia. By understanding how this elusive connective tissue can strangle the elbow over time, baseball players can prevent the need for surgery. Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Ashley Black, founder of FasciAnatomy, is alarmed by the increasing number of MLB players undergoing Tommy...

2014-05-19 23:12:42

Former minor league pitcher and Baseball Health Network founder has rehabilitated dozens of Tommy John Surgery patients back to healthy playing careers. Upper Saddle River, NJ (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Tommy John surgeries seem to be happening at an alarming rate in professional baseball, especially at the Major League level. But the problems start when pitchers are much younger. The Baseball Health Network has been founded by Steve Hayward, a one-time Boston Red Sox pitching prospect who...

2014-04-04 08:23:47

CHICAGO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, "Tommy John" surgery to repair a torn elbow ligament not only puts Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers back on the mound, but also improves their game. That's good news for the reported one third of all Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers who underwent this surgery, including current pitchers: Adam Wainwright (St. Louis Cardinals) and Stephen Strasburg (Washington Nationals)....

2013-07-25 23:02:00

After graduating with his medical doctorate in 1956, Dr. Jobe went on to perform groundbreaking surgery that would change baseball forever. Loma Linda, Ca (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Frank W. Jobe, MD, will be honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame during Induction Weekend, July 26-28, in Cooperstown, New York—and he’s never played a single inning of professional baseball. “I knew some friends and colleagues of mine were campaigning to get me recognized by the Hall of Fame but...

2013-03-21 16:00:03

Hospital for Special Surgery study also sheds light on best candidates for the surgery A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that a surgical procedure known as the "docking technique" to repair a torn elbow ligament in teenage athletes yielded favorable results. The outcomes were better than those in previously published reports on reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), also known as Tommy John surgery, in this age group and may be attributed to...

2011-02-21 00:10:44

Despite known risks and outcomes of the common elbow procedure known as Tommy John surgery, parents, coaches and players still have incorrect assumptions regarding player performance, say researchers presenting their study at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego, CA (February 19th). San Diego, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 19, 2011 Despite known risks and outcomes of the common elbow procedure known as Tommy John surgery, parents, coaches and...

2011-02-20 21:20:35

Despite known risks and outcomes of the common elbow procedure known as Tommy John surgery, parents, coaches and players still have incorrect assumptions regarding player performance, say researchers presenting their study at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego, CA (February 19th). "Despite the recognized risk of pitch type and amount of pitches, nearly a third of those we surveyed did not believe pitch counts were a risk factor for injury. Even...


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