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Monthly Archives: May 2016

There Are Some Tattoos an Athlete Doesn’t Covet

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  • Published May 5, 2016
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3 Ways To Not Join the Tommy John Surgery Club

With baseball season in “full swing” it is always a great time to remind coaches, athletes and parents that overuse injuries from this sport can be prevalent if prevention tactics are not addressed early in the season. One of the most devastating injuries to a young baseball player can be the Tommy John surgery.  Tommy John surgery is a reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow. A tendon from elsewhere in the body is used to repair a torn or ruptured UCL. It was first performed by Dr. Frank Jobe in 1974 on Tommy John, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. New York  Mets’ own Matt Harvey experienced this injury and fought back hard to be named the National League Comeback Player of the Year, proving that there is life after Tommy John surgery (TJS). Though TJS is not necessarily a procedure an athlete wants to endure. Continue reading…