UCL Repair

STAR TRIBUNE - Complicated elbow repair has Twins' Rich Hill back on the mound

Star Tribune reporter, LaVelle Neal, interviewed Dr. Jeff Dugas to get insight on the UCL repair with internal brace surgery he performed in October, 2019 on Minnesota Twins pitcher, Rich Hill.  

Complicated elbow repair has Twins' Rich Hill back on the mound

He was back pitching nine months after elbow surgery.

By LaVelle E. Neal III Star Tribune SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 — 7:17AM

THE ATHLETIC - An Alternative to Tommy John Surgery?

The Athletic

Written by Alec Lewis

In August 2018, right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn hopped in his car and drove across Missouri, from Kansas City to the St. Louis area. It was morning when the journey began; the sun was shining, and the interstate was relatively empty. On his mind was the next morning’s appointment with well-known orthopedic surgeon Dr. George Paletta, whose diagnosis had the potential to change Hahn’s baseball life.

The Kansas City Royals had scheduled the appointment for Hahn after months...

THE FREDERICK NEWS-POST: Alternative to Tommy John surgery benefits Lancer's Lee, hundreds of others


He wasn’t even a member of the travel team, yet the third baseman with the elbow brace may be one of the most valuable teammates Cole Lee has ever had.

Coached by Keith Gordon, Lee’s Mid-Atlantic Red Sox team was conducting an ordinary practice at The Bullis School in Bethesda two summers ago. A player from one of Gordon’s previous travel teams wanted to sharpen his skills after not having played for some time. So Gordon allowed him to log some practice reps with the Red Sox, and Lee saw him field his share of ground balls at third base.

Maness a Trailblazer? New Surgery for Elbow Repair Cut Recovery Time

St. Louis Dispatch

Jeffrey Dugas, MD, a managing partner at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Birmingham, Alabama, talks about a relatively new surgical procedure that cuts recovery time for injured athletes.

When a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter wanted background information about a relatively new surgical procedure performed on a former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, he reached out to Dr. Dugas.