By Dr. Christopher Ahmad
Baseball Health Network
Serious arm injuries are happening to baseball players at the youth, high school, college and professional levels at an alarming rate. Just this week, the eyes of the professional baseball world turned toward the St. Louis Cardinals #1 pitching prospect Alex Reyes underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery.
I was privileged to serve as the moderator on the Orthopedics Today Round Table with a panel that included Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Michael Ciccotti, Steve Donohue (trainer, New York Yankees), and others.
The goal of the discussion was to elicit expert opinion about the reasons for increased numbers of elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries, elucidate the scope of the problem, understand prevention strategies, establish realistic expectations for nonoperative and operative treatment, and provide thoughts about the future.
Read the entire discussion here on the Orthopedics Today website.