Preventing Pitching Injuries

Posted in: Sports Medicine - Apr 10, 2013 4 Comments

As the weather warms and the fields are prepared, another season of baseball is upon us.   I remember quite well how excited I was about the start of another little league season.  At that time, we had only one season… and no special camps, clinics, indoor leagues or travel teams.  Perhaps that’s why I… Read More

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries

Posted in: Pediatric Orthopedic Issues, Sports Medicine - Feb 12, 2012 1 Comment

PRP and Elbow Ligament Injuries The ulnar collateral ligament is located on the inner side of your elbow. It is the ligament that is under the most strain during the pitching motion. As a result of this, many throwers suffer from injuries to their ulnar ( or medial) collateral ligament as a results of overuse.… Read More

Pediatric Shoulder and Elbow Injury Prevention: Obeying Pitch Counts

Posted in: Pediatric Orthopedic Issues, Sports Medicine - Apr 27, 2011 6 Comments

Spring will be here soon enough.  As the weather warms and parents, coaches and our often ill-prepared children head out onto the baseball field there are some tips to keep in mind to minimize the risk of childhood shoulder and elbow injuries.   Pitching is NOT a very “safe” activity when it comes to children… Read More

Pitching injuries can be avoided!!! Parents are usually the *problem*

Posted in: Orthopedic Social Media - May 04, 2009 No Comments

Throwing a baseball is one of the fastest and most violent maneuvers that any joint in the body is subjected to. The violent and rapid motion places numerous structures in the shoulder at risk for injury,” cautions Dr. Shane Seroyer, sports medicine fellow at Rush and lead author of a report on pitching injuries published… Read More