Birmingham Medical News
From little league to high school and on into college, making it to the big leagues is the dream of many young athletes. Unfortunately, many athletes have already had surgical scars inside their elbow by the time they reach the higher levels.
Orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports injuries at Andrews Sports Medicine became concerned about the number of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears they were seeing and wanted to study data for clues as to how these injuries might be prevented.
"What we found was a black hole," said Marcus Rothermich, MD. "There really wasn't any data available. We didn't know how many of these injuries were...