Posts Categorized: Baseball and Softball

When is it too Early for Youth Sport Specialization?

Dr. Brian Feeley considers sports specialization to be intensive, year-round training in a single sport with the exclusion to other sports. There was a concern that early single sport specialization may lead to increased rates of overuse injury and psychological burnouts. Dr. Brian Feeley, Julie Angel, AT-C and Dr. Rob LaPrade have come together to publish an article… Read more »

Top 9 Things to Know About ACL Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament, often referred to as ACL injuries, are the most common knee injuries athletes suffer. While an extremely active individual could possibly suffer this type of injury, an ACL tear is most common in athletes. This is because of the stop and start movements associated with sports such as football, basketball, hockey and more…. Read more »

Tommy John Surgery For Major League Baseball Pitchers

Predictors of the Tommy John Surgery / Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers Can we predict who will need Tommy John Surgery? This is a hot topic right now in field of orthopedic surgery.  We have seen great rise in the incidents of ulnar collateral ligament injuries resulting in baseball players needing… Read more »

Stress X-Rays and UCL Injury

Are stress X-rays of the elbow useful to determine if there is a UCL injury of the elbow? – The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is one of the ligaments located on the inside of the elbow. The ulnar collateral ligament helps maintain the relationship between the bones in your forearm and arm. For baseball and… Read more »

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries in the Throwing Athlete A great review article on ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow in the throwing athlete was published in the May 2014 Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. This is an important topic given that UCL reconstructions have increased approximately 10 fold in the first decade of… Read more »

Injuries from Baseball Pitching

Youth Baseball and Injuries from Baseball Pitching Kids who play baseball and serve as the pitcher often end up pitching a lot of balls. This can mean that their arms, shoulders, and elbows get tired, especially if they do not have much time for recovery. Dr. Jingzhen Yang, Dr. Barton Mann, and colleagues conducted a… Read more »

Slap Tear: An Overview of this Common Shoulder Injury

Your shoulder socket is surrounded by tissue called labrum. Sometimes this tissue is damaged or torn – and when this happens, it is called a SLAP tear, which is an abbreviation for “superior labrum anterior to posterior.” There are many different ways you can get a slap tear. For example, you can get a slap… Read more »

Baseball Injury and Softball Injuries include Ball-Related Facial Fractures

Baseballs and Softballs Linked to Facial Fractures – Sometimes kids suffer from a sports injury like a baseball injury or injuries from softball involving a facial fracture. A study published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery led by Dr. Lorelei Grunwaldt and colleagues in Pittsburgh at the Children’s Hospital looked at around 167… Read more »

Baseball Pitchers After Shoulder Surgery – Learn More from Louisville Sports Medicine Doctor – Stacie Grossfeld MD

Shoulder Surgery and Baseball Dr. Joshua Harris and colleagues (2013) examine professional baseball pitchers following shoulder surgery for a shoulder injury. Shoulder surgery among baseball players included arthroscopic surgery, rotator cuff, open, labrum, fracture, and more. The average career length of the baseball pitchers studied was just over six years. Following the players a year after… Read more »

How Many Pitches Should My Child Throw?

Stacie L. Grossfeld, M.D. Board Certified Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 4001 Kresge Way Suite 330, Orthopaedic Specialists,  PLLC Last year there were 3.5 million visits to the emergency room for sports related injuries that occurred in children under the age of 14. That is a 5 time increase in the number if sports related injuries compared… Read more »