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16
2018

Youth Injury Series: Growth-Plate Injuries

Growth-plate injuries are among the most commonly reported injuries for youth and teenage athletes—becoming an issue for even 16 and 17 year olds.. Also referred to as Little League Elbow or Little League Shoulder, these injuries occur to an area of the body responsible for roughly 80% of growth to...

03
08
2016

Weighted Baseballs, Safety, and Consequences

The larger and larger support that weighted baseball training is gaining not only on the Internet but in professional baseball is something that I could not have predicted years ago when I started this journey. That being said, there are serious risks when training with weighted implements, and Mike...

04
18
2014

Releasing Tommy John’s Grip on Pitchers

It’s about that time, isn’t it? The short period of time where we notice the rash of Tommy John surgeries and shoulder injuries to pitchers and look for answers in the usual places, like Tom Verducci’s columns (never mind that the Verducci Effect has been thoroughly debunked) where...

08
27
2010

Elbow Injuries and What Causes Tommy John Surgery

Before we get into the mechanical analysis and discussion on what causes UCL rupture, I want to visit a quote by the Nationals’ General Manager, Mike Rizzo: Was Strasburg injured on one pitch or was this from wear and tear? Rizzo called the earlier MRIs on Strasburg “pristine,” the...