baseball

Athletes: Do You Need Tommy John Surgery?

The elbow is a complex structure comprised of bone, muscle, tendons, and ligaments. When something goes wrong with the ligaments and nerves in the structure, the elbow loses stability, and the speed and control in throwing is heavily impacted – and painful. An Ulnar Collateral Ligament injury is usually the result of repetitive throwing motions […]

Elbow Injuries: An Epidemic in Baseball

There is an epidemic of elbow injuries in youth baseball. As an Orthopedic Surgeon who focuses on Sports Medicine it is frightening to see the increase in the number of young players undergoing Tommy John surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament. Tommy John surgery, or ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCL) is a procedure in […]