Latest Ulnar collateral ligament of elbow joint Stories

2014-05-01 08:30:52

Year-round Play Contributes to 10-fold Increase of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Among Youth ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baseball season is back and so are the injuries. But, elbow injuries, once seen as a problem for professional athletes, are becoming more prevalent among high school and middle school athletes due to increased play and competition at the youth level. Repetitive stress to a pitcher's ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)--an important...

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...

2013-07-15 13:07:12

Baseball players undergoing ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) surgery are able to return to the same or higher level of competition for an extended period of time, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. "Previous studies showed successful return to play after UCL surgery, but we were also able to evaluate each athlete's career longevity and reason for retirement," commented lead author, Daryl C....

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...

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