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

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

Extended Stay America for Team Travel

When I ask my daughter what her favorite memories of her high schools sports years were, she always says the travel. She can’t tell you whether they won their competition or not, but she can tell you all about the team bonding, late night chat sessions with her teammates and the team dinners. .... More »

A Legacy Unrivaled – The Story of John Gagliardi + MORE

Imagine a college football coach that didn’t have his players tackling during practices, who didn’t blow whistles, and didn’t believe in wind sprints. The seniors on his team all shared the role of captain – which probably made for some nice resumes come job search time. An U.... More »
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Is Sugar Killing Our Kids?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup are likely responsible for a number of negative health issues, such as obesity and metabolic syndrome Create a lifet.... More »
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Exercise For Your Vision Might Save Your Brain + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: Published research from the University of Cincinnati shows that visual field training has the potential to significantly reduce concussion rates in college .... More »
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Why Perfectionist Sports Kids Aren’t So Perfect + MORE

What’s The Problem With Perfectionism? Perfectionist sports kids show up to practice on time and work hard to improve their skills. Coaches like them because they follow directions. Sounds perfect, right? But there’s a problem with perfectionist sports kids—often, both in sports and life..... 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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