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In the past decade there has been a dramatic spike in Tommy John surgeries in professional and amateur baseball. This surgery reconstructs the ligament on the inner side of the elbow. Between 1974 (when Tommy John had his operation) and the early 1990’s there were only a handful of these surgeries (see chart). Between 2003 and 2012 Tommy John procedures have dramatically spiked to an average of 35-44 per season in professional baseball (MLB organizations). Many theories have been promot...
Posted on 2018-01-22
Little Leaguer’s elbow has been used as a catch-all term for many types of elbow injuries in the skeletally immature athlete. This may lead to the under-estimation of the severity of some of these injuries. Growth plates, immature articular surfaces and lack of muscular development complicate the assessment. Due to the scope of this article, lateral and posterior elbow injuries will not be discussed. While medial elbow pain in the skeletally mature player often suggests Ulnar collater...
Posted on 2018-01-19
We are so fortunate at Honsberger Physio+ to have such a dedicated group of therapists committed to client care, injury prevention and helping you accomplish your goals! One thing that not many of our clients are aware of is that Brent Andrews, BPE, ATC was the Athletic Trainer for The Toronto Blue Jays when they won the pennant in 1992 and 1993! For those of you who are baseball superfans, up and coming baseball athletes, have a nagging elbow injury or shoulder injury than Bren...
Posted on 2017-12-14

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