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The New Alternative to Tommy John Surgery – UCL Repair with Internal Brace

The baseball world has been buzzing regarding a potential new surgery to repair the Tommy John ligament, rather than the traditional reconstruction, that has the potential to reduce the time to return from surgery.

The new procedure involves repairing the … Read more >

Is Rotator Cuff Strength the Key to Preventing Tommy John Injuries?

I like simple studies that answer complex answers.  A recent report in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy has shown the baseball pitchers with Tommy John injuries have weaker rotator cuff strength than healthy players.

This has long been … Read more >

10 Things You Need to Know About Tommy John Injuries

Tommy John InjuriesTommy John injuries continue to rise throughout baseball, from youth through the professional level. The best decade has seen a dramatic increase in Tommy John injuries, and also an increase of youth injuries seen.

When I first started as a … Read more >

Heavy Workload May be a Risk Factor for Revision Tommy John Procedure

A report from the Kerlan-Jobe clinic, published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow surgery, has found that pitchers with a large increase in innings pitched follow Tommy John surgery are most at risk to have another injury that may … Read more >

3 Professional Baseball Players Experiences with Tommy John Surgery

The incidence of Tommy John surgery in baseball players continues to be on the rise throughout amateur and professional baseball.  At this point it’s unfortunate that many feel it is just “part of the game.”

There are many myths about Read more >