Elbow “Tommy John” Surgery: Are You Better Than Before Surgery? + MORE

Elbow “Tommy John” Surgery: Are You Better Than Before Surgery? + MORE

PITCH COUNTS: Brand New Pitch Limits Start This Spring All Over the Country: Be Forewarned!

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COUNTS TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SEASON By Steve Kallas In July 2016, the National Federation of State High School Associations (“NFHS”) announced that, beginning with the 2017 spring baseball season, each state member would have to institute a pitch count rule for high sch.... More »

BOOK REVIEW: Introducing SECRETS OF SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY REVEALED…

Today is the day I’m going to talk about sports psychology. Many of you know me as primarily focusing on sports parenting issues, having written youth sports columns for a decade for Sports Illustrated, and of course, doing my Sports Edge show on WFAN Radio for the last 20 years. But before I went.... More »
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Some big news to share with YOU!

The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic is here! It’s that time – or ALMOST that time anyway!  My new book, The “ME, ME, ME” EPIDEMIC: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World hits bookstores in less than a month on August 11, 2015!This book has been a labo.... More »

Teaching Basketball and Life Lessons in India’s Slums

Steve Jobs once once concluded a short speech on the value of dreamers with the line, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do!” Pradyut Voleti, founder of Dribble Academy in Gejha village, India is one such dreamer. He star.... More »

Teach Your Child to Treat an Opponent Like a Sister!

Before you laugh and call me crazy, listen to what I mean when I say, “Treat Your Opponent Like a Sister”. It’s probably not what you are thinking!   Help Me Raise $500 for Caps for Kids! Caps for Kids is a program that gives autographed baseball caps to kids battling cancer. .... More »

Play Smart. Play Hard.

– theconcussionblog.com

Today the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) launched a national initiative for overall student-athlete safety and participation in sport. It is called Play Smart. Play Hard.  The campaign will focus on education and equipping athletes, parents, coaches and schools on ways to better safeguard the heath and welfare of student-athletes, including minimizing the risk of […]

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 1431466207 1190463722 Elbow “Tommy John” Surgery: Are You Better Than Before Surgery? + MOREBy Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University

 
Key Points:

A common myth is that Tommy John surgery will actually make the elbow better than a “normal” elbow- this is not true
But results from surgery on a torn elbow ligament show that about 88% of high school aged athletes can successfully return to pitching
Plan on recovery after surgery taking about one year

 
Last week I wrote about some of the overuse factors that can lead to elbow ulnar collateral ligament injuries in baseball and softball players…

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