Category "Injury Breakdown"

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Understanding Eovaldi's injury double jeapardy

nathan_eovaldiStarting right-hander, Nathan Eovaldi, is scheduled to undergo surgery for both a torn ulnar collateral ligament and flexor tendon in his right elbow. At only 26 years old, this will be his second go-round with the Tommy John procedure to address a UCL tear, the first one having occurred while the pitcher was in high school.

The Wall Street Journal’s Jared Diamond, reported that Eovaldi’s flexor tendon was torn completely off the bone.

An understanding of the intimate relationship between the flexor tendon and the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) at the elbow explains how these two injuries can occur in tandem.

Concussions: So Much More to Know Than Football & CTE

7295Though the media has been bombarding us with articles, news reports and even a film on concussions, the confounding thing is that so little of the information geared to the general public has served to really educate and inform. There is so much more to this story than football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). For instance, how do you know if you’ve suffered a concussion? If you have, what should you expect? Where should you go to receive optimal care, and what should that entail? How scared should you be? Buckle up, take a deep breath and relax… there is a wealth of information to share.

Spinal Stenosis and David Wright

imagesThe Mets have cause for concern regarding third baseman David Wright’s recent diagnosis of spinal stenosis. Though Assistant GM, John Ricco, reportedly claimed “doctors aren’t that worried about it”, stenosis – which is a narrowing of the spinal canal housing the spinal cord and/or the exit points for the nerves (neural foramina) – isn’t something that just goes away.

Tennis Elbow Part II: Treatments for Chronic Epicondylitis

tenniselbow1When physical therapy (see more on this in Part I of this series) fails to eradicate symptoms, a variety of treatment alternatives are often utilized before surgery is considered. These include the following: Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy (PNT), Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP), and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT).

Why Tanaka's Latest Trip To The DL Is No Surprise

searchA partial tear of the UCL — also referred to as a moderate (Grade 2) sprain — causes laxity (looseness) of the ligament. This, in turn, creates joint instability. The resulting instability places even greater stress on the surrounding tissues. The tissues often impacted by medial elbow stresses include the wrist flexor muscles…

Explaining a Yankees’ Pitcher’s Quad Strain

0By now you’ve probably heard that Chris Capuano – a 36 year-old left-hander and the Yankees’ projected fifth starter – left his exhibition start in the first inning on Wednesday with a right quadriceps strain. The injury came on a fielding play as he covered first base.

The role of the quadriceps in pitching:

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