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Should We Limit Innings Pitched After Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers?

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears have become com- mon injuries among Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers. The current treatment recommendation for elite- level pitchers with UCL tears who fail nonoperative treatment is a UCL reconstruction (UCLR). This procedure has...read more


Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow in Major League Baseball Players: Where Do We Stand?

The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is a vital structure to the overhead athlete, especially the baseball pitcher. For reasons not completely understood, UCL injuries have become increasingly more common in major league baseball (MLB) pitchers over the past 10...read more


Epidemiologic Comparison of Pitching Mechanics, Pitch Type, and Pitch Counts Among Healthy Pitchers at Various Levels of Youth Competition

The incidence of serious shoulder and elbow injuries in pitchers is 5% and increasing at an alarming rate (serious injury was defined as that requiring surgery or retirement from baseball). Inadequate rest, poor pitching mechanics, and breaking pitches have...read more


Treatment of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries and Superior Labral Tears by Major League Baseball Team Physicians

PURPOSE: To determine practice patterns of Major League Baseball (MLB) team orthopaedic surgeons in addressing the controversial topics of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears, type II SLAP tears, and partial-thickness rotator cuff tear. METHODS: Seventy-four MLB team orthopaedic surgeons...read more


Fastball Pitch Velocity Helps Predict Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers

The overhand baseball pitch is among the fastest and highest-stress athletic motions. Consequently, pitching-related shoulder and elbow pain occur in up to 30% to 74% of baseball pitchers. Injuries are also common, occurring in 23% to 31% of youth...read more


Does the Use of PRP at the Time of Surgery Improve Clinical Outcomes in RCR When Compared With Control Cohorts?

The incidence of arthroscopic rotator cuff tear repair continues to increase with overall satis- factory results, but retear of the rotator cuff tendon has been reported with appreciable frequency. Technical strides have been made with varying fixation devices and...read more

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