Baseball After “Tommy John” Surgery: High Return To Play Rates

Baseball After “Tommy John” Surgery: High Return To Play Rates

Do Sports Parents Always Know What’s Best for their Kids? Not in These 4 Instances! + MORE

Sports parents, do you know what’s best for your athlete? If you’d asked me that question when I was raising three young athletes, I would have adamantly said YES. Of course I know what’s best for my children. I know them better than anyone; I understand their quirks, their weaknes.... More »
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Can A Basketball Warmup Program Prevent Basketball Injuries?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Specific basketball warmup programs focusing on balance and agility show reductions in lower extremity injury rates These warmup programs are attractive because .... More »
 Baseball After “Tommy John” Surgery: High Return To Play Rates

Improve Sports Performance With Better PJs? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Under Armour sells a set of special sleepwear designed with input from Tom Brady, that they claim has therapeutic benefits for athletes Brady credits the sleepwe.... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »
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How Sports Kids Benefit From a Strong Mental Game

Benefits of Mental Game Training For Young Athletes Sports parents and children alike may be hesitant to adopt mental game coaching for a variety of reasons… It’s common for a sports parent to think: “If I encourage my sports children to work on their mental game, it might HURT their .... More »
flag football tournament 1495021450 1913163330 Baseball After “Tommy John” Surgery: High Return To Play RatesBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Surgery to reconstruct the torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow can result in return to play rates around 90% for high school aged athletes
If you’re talented enough to be drafted in MLB, your elbow surgery does not seem to have any negative effects on your ability to advance professionally

Surgery to rebuild the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow is often referred to as “Tommy John” surgery, named after the former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher who successfully returned to play after pioneer surgeon Dr…

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