New study evaluates the reliability and reproducibility of a newly proposed 6-stage, MRI-based classification system for UCL injuries.
Medial UCL elbow injury is increasingly common in professional baseball pitchers. The number of “Tommy John” surgeries in MLB pitchers nearly tripled from 2011 to 2013. This study attempts to predict who will benefit.
Here’s the lowdown on how and why Cleveland Clinic orthopaedists have refined the system for classifying elbow osteochondritis dissecans in young throwing athletes. It’s all about lesion location.
In elbow stiffness, selection of specific treatment protocols are guided by timing, severity, patient-specific factors and underlying pathology. Management should focus on improving motion.