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

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

3 Tips for Unfrazzling Your Youth Sports Experience + MORE

Got something pretty cool to share here. Take 2:40 minutes to find out what it is!   Learn More And Sign up Now!   Are you Tired of Frazzled? You can avoid being THAT parent. You know, the raving lunatic who steals the show on game day. Let’s face it. The world of youth sports is g.... More »
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Coach Spotlight Series: Artie Gigantino + MORE

We’re back! After a week off for the holidays, we’re so pleased to present our interview Coach Artie for this week’s spotlight. Artie trains as a football coach out of Walnut Creek, California — he was the defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Cal + USC, as well as.... More »
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Minnesota Mom Drains Half-Court Shot + MORE

Making a half-court shot with a gym filled with students is no small feat. Making the shot off the bounce adds another degree of difficulty. A Minnesota mom, Angela Ramey, accomplished this and won 1/2 of a year’s tuition for her daughter Grace in the process. Angela notes that she said a pray.... More »
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Do’s And Don’ts Of Supplements For Young Athletes + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Supplement use in high school aged athletes is very common, especially amongst male athletes Whenever possible get your “supplement” from food first, for exa.... More »
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Here’s a Plan to Help Keep Your Child From Quitting Sports + MORE

It all starts out so innocent and fun, doesn’t it? What happens? How can we keep kids from quitting youth sports? Learn more about how you can keep your child playing and having fun in youth sports!         Related StoriesHow to Make This the Best Year of Y.... 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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