Navigation Links
Views on Pitchers' Elbow Surgery Called 'Disturbing'
Date:2/20/2011

SATURDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Many young baseball players, parents and coaches have serious misconceptions about the causes of pitching-related elbow injuries and the benefits of having a common elbow procedure called Tommy John surgery, according to a new survey.

Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction is the medical term for the surgery, named after former Major League pitcher Tommy John, the first professional athlete to successfully undergo the procedure.

"Despite the recognized risk of pitch type and amount of pitches, nearly a third of those we surveyed did not believe pitch counts were a risk factor for injury," the survey's lead author, Dr. Christopher Ahmad of Columbia University's Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine, said in a news release from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

"Even more disturbing was the fact that a quarter of players and coaches thought that a pitcher's performance could be enhanced by having a Tommy John surgery," Ahmad said.

He and his colleagues surveyed 189 players, 15 coaches and 31 parents. They described as alarming their finding that 51 percent of high school players believed elbow surgery should be performed even if a player doesn't have an injury, with the sole goal of improving performance.

The survey also revealed that 31 percent of coaches, 28 percent of players and 25 percent of parents did not relate pitch type with injury risk, and that 31 percent of coaches did not believe that the number of pitches thrown was a risk factor for elbow ligament injury.

A substantial percentage of survey participants also believed that a player's control and velocity of pitches could be improved by having Tommy John surgery.

The findings were to be presented Feb. 19 at the society's Specialty Day program in San Diego.

More information

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Multi-Award Winning Author Tina Turbin Interviews Special Guest Dr. Peter H.R. Green, M.D. On The Thrive in Balance Radio Show
2. New Book Reviews Core Competencies for Pharmacy Leaders
3. New Hampshire Nun's Facebook Rosary Passes One Million Views
4. FDA Hears Views on Risks of High Tech Scanners
5. WebLOQ Selected By MARSI to Streamline Medical Audit Reviews From Dispersed Healthcare Community
6. Hollywood Eco-Celebrity Rachelle Carson-Begley Gives Skincare Company Bella V Rave Reviews
7. EHRtv.com Publishes Over 40 Video Interviews from HIMSS10
8. CBDM.T, The Market and Business Intelligence Company Reviews The Dry Eye Disease Treatment Market
9. FDA Reviews Side Effects From Prostate Cancer Therapy
10. Hearing Aid Reviews Offer Valuable Feedback
11. CBDMT, The Market and Business Intelligence Company Reviews The Alzheimer's Disease Market
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Views on Pitchers' Elbow Surgery Called 'Disturbing'
(Date:4/17/2014)... that as many as 10 million older Americans suffer ... and isolation. , However, new research a project ... Americans for six years found that Internet use ... by more than 30 percent. , "That,s a very ... professor of telecommunication, information studies and media who led ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 17, 2014 EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that ... a comprehensive review today examining the current state of ... review calls for improved global surveillance strategies to combat ... outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has claimed ... Guinea and Liberia. According to the World Health ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... find a colored ribbon representing a disease. A pink ribbon ... ribbon does one think of with lung cancer?, Although white ... from the disease, black may be the only one they ... cancer patients, primarily smokers between the ages of 51 to ... often felt by these patients, the emotional toll it can ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... TORONTO, April 17, 2014While 94 per cent of Canadians ... that screen newborns for a specific number of genetic ... willing to participate in screening that would sequence their ... prick test" in their first day or two of ... taken from their heels and tested for about five ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells that ... cells of our lungs, muscles, nerves and all the other ... of reverse tissue engineering, Stanford University researchers have begun to ... proliferate and transform into all of the specialized cells that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Internet use can help ward off depression among elderly 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 3Health News:Unraveling the 'black ribbon' around lung cancer 2Health News:Researcher looks at public perceptions around newborn testing 2Health News:Researcher looks at public perceptions around newborn testing 3Health News:Stanford scientists develop 'playbook' for reverse engineering tissue 2Health News:Stanford scientists develop 'playbook' for reverse engineering tissue 3
... MS, ... and sharing her story of hope and determination. , ... Bayfield, WI (PRWEB) April 7, 2010 -- Hopeful climbers have begun streaming in to ... highest peak. Last year,s successful climbers whose summit of Everest also completed their ...
... ... their newest Low level laser for body sculpting. Surprisingly Zerona has also been clinically ... addition to lowering the levels of Lipoprotein (LDL). , ... Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 6, 2010 -- A ...
... ... conversations about your brand, advertising campaign, competitors or product innovations. , ... (PRWEB) April 6, 2010 -- Six ... an easy, affordable way to gather insights needed to optimize marketing strategies, increase advertising ...
... for treatment, at higher rates than expected , TUESDAY, April ... visit hospitals repeatedly in search of treatment, according to new ... of sickle cell patients who visited the hospital returned within ... the ages of 18 and 30, were especially likely to ...
... An approach designed to reduce HIV/STDs previously used ... community-based organizations (CBOs), an important component in national strategies ... "at risk" youths can be reached. , A ... tested whether a proven HIV/STD risk-reduction intervention would work ...
... work better in protecting children from flu if they included ... Louis University research has found. "Adding a second influenza ... some of the guesswork out of strain selection and help ... M.D., lead investigator and director of the Center for Vaccine ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Woman with MS Summits Everest and Completes the Seven Summits 2Health News:Woman with MS Summits Everest and Completes the Seven Summits 3Health News:"Zerona" Lipo-Laser Penetrates Wellness Industry for Anti-aging, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting and Cardiac Health 2Health News:"Zerona" Lipo-Laser Penetrates Wellness Industry for Anti-aging, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting and Cardiac Health 3Health News:Sickle Cell Disease Patients Seek Acute Pain Care Repeatedly 2Health News:Sickle Cell Disease Patients Seek Acute Pain Care Repeatedly 3Health News:Roll-out of proven HIV/STD risk-reduction intervention with teens by community groups successful 2Health News:Building a better flu vaccine: Add second strain of influenza B 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new ... targeting guide with accompanying instrumentation to place and insert ... to the soft tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction ... repair heals. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 NineSigma , ... hold its Innovation Leadership Summit , May 14-16, ... Cleveland Ohio . ... and organizations committed to breakthrough achievements through open innovation. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014   Evidera , a leading provider of ... Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), U.S. Food ... guidance document for a patient-reported outcome (PRO) measure in ... Disease Tool [EXACT] for Measurement of Symptoms of Acute ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 4Evidera Announces Release of FDA Draft Guidance on Use of the "EXACT" to Measure Symptoms of COPD Exacerbations 2Evidera Announces Release of FDA Draft Guidance on Use of the "EXACT" to Measure Symptoms of COPD Exacerbations 3Evidera Announces Release of FDA Draft Guidance on Use of the "EXACT" to Measure Symptoms of COPD Exacerbations 4
... N.J., Feb. 1, 2012  Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified ... meeting to discuss the lorcaserin New Drug Application (NDA) ... 2012. Confirmation and details of the meeting will be ...
... 2012 A new skin cancer drug tested for the ... Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare just received ... remarkable accomplishment in new drug development. (Photo: ... the first time in the world Jan. 23, 2007 in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Arena Pharmaceuticals Receives Notice from FDA of Advisory Committee Meeting for Lorcaserin 2Arena Pharmaceuticals Receives Notice from FDA of Advisory Committee Meeting for Lorcaserin 3Arena Pharmaceuticals Receives Notice from FDA of Advisory Committee Meeting for Lorcaserin 4FDA Approves New Skin Cancer Drug First Tested in Arizona by Scottsdale Healthcare and TGen 2FDA Approves New Skin Cancer Drug First Tested in Arizona by Scottsdale Healthcare and TGen 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: