Posts From Beth Sullivan

Tommy John Surgery History and Recovery

Tommy John Surgery is a fear of most baseball players, but especially pitchers. While anyone who has ever played baseball has heard of the surgery few know its history or what is involved in the rehabilitation process after the surgery. With the news earlier in the week that Shohei Ohtani, rookie pitcher and designated hitter for LA Angels will undergo Tommy John Surgery as soon as the season is over, I thought a look at this procedure was warranted.

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Shoulder Dislocation – Ouch!!!

A shoulder dislocation is a frequent injury suffered by athletes such as football players because of the collisions and violent contact with other players and the ground. That statement became true when Anthony Miller experienced a left shoulder dislocation in Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

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UCL Injury May Not Be Catastrophic

Trevor Story left the Rockies game in the 4th inning on Monday with right elbow soreness and reports out indicated it might be a UCL injury and that he was undergoing additional testing. Anytime a baseball player experiences elbow pain, the immediate assumption was Tommy John surgery and a lengthy recovery.

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Knee Arthroscopic Surgery -What is it?

Joe Mixon underwent knee arthroscopic surgery for loose bodies in his knee and the reported time he is expected to miss is 2-4 weeks. In my opinion, most fans should expect the greater rather than the lesser of these estimates.

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MCL – ACL and PCL’s Little Brother

On Sunday it was reported that Doug Baldwin had suffered a partial MCL tear. Grade 2. While it is a significant injury, the recovery with good rehab is much faster than when an athlete tears the ACL or PCL.

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Cardiac Arrhythmia – Athletes Get It Too

What do Billy Jean King, Larry Bird, Victor Martinez, and Kenley Jansen all have in common? They are all members of a growing list of athletes who have been treated for cardiac arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats.  The most common arrhythmia in athletes and the general population is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). 

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Injury Update – Are they Ready?

2017 was a bad year for injuries in the NFL. A number of notable players were sidelined for prolonged periods of time and hope to return to pre-injury form in 2018. Some have already made it into action during the preseason and others are still working their way back. Here is a look at some of the most notable names on the NFL injury report.

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NFL Injury Rates Keep Rising or Do They?

Beth Sullivan | August 4th, 2018 Each year when training camps open in the NFL hope for the upcoming season runs high with the fan base. Then the injuries begin happening and fans get upset. There are several calls to

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Elijah McGuire – Microfracture Surgery Done Now What?

Beth Sullivan | August 2nd, 2018 Elijah McGuire, running back for the New York Jets underwent surgery for a microfracture in his foot on Monday and multiple reports stated he would be out 3-6 weeks when the injury was first

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Concussion Protocols Vary Between Leagues

Concussions are a risk in any sport, some more than others.  All professional sports governing authorities have established concussion protocols including criteria that must be met in order to return to participation.  The protocols are similar, but they do have several unique tweaks specific to that league.  This article will review the concussion protocols and the return to play criteria adopted by MLB, NBA, and the NFL.

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