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An Injury Curveball for Young Pitchers

The love of America’s pastime might lead many young players to play as often and as hard as they can, sometimes for multiple teams. However, that might increase these players’ risk of getting hurt. A new study looked at common injuries among young baseball pitchers and found that height, pitch speed and playing for more […]

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No need to delay rotator cuff surgery, study shows

Delaying rotator cuff surgery on patients with shoulder stiffness may not be necessary, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day. Our study compared results for 170 patients who received rotator cuff surgery with 25 who underwent an additional glenohumeral joint capsule release procedure to relieve stiffness at […]

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For type V AC joint injuries, early surgery may not be the best approach

Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research. Medical researchers showed military personnel returned to duty faster when surgery was not performed. Our study compared results for 170 patients who received rotator cuff surgery with 25 who underwent an additional glenohumeral joint […]

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Stiffness No Obstacle to Shoulder Surgery

When dealing with torn shoulder tendons, surgery may be the best option to lessen pain and improve function. Although doctors must consider several factors before recommending surgery, relieving shoulder stiffness can be part of the solution rather than the problem.

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Researchers highlight shoulder and elbow injury possibility in youth players

Conservative treatment of type V acromioclavicular dislocations demonstrated successful outcomes in many patients, and average time before return to duty did not improve with immediate vs. delayed surgery, according to a presentation made during the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Pitching speed, player’s height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a […]

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