Category Archives: Injuries

Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury: Mechanism of injury, diagnosis and treatment of this shoulder injury

Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries are common injuries in contact and collision sports. In this video, I discuss the ways doctors make the diagnosis, including the exam and x-rays. I also explain non-surgical treatments and the process to regain motion and strength and return to sports. I also discuss when surgery might be necessary. Continue Reading

UCL injuries and Tommy John surgery

Surgery for ulnar collateral ligament injuries almost always involves UCL reconstruction. A ligament from another part of the body – usually the palmaris longus tendon in the opposite wrist – is placed into the elbow to make a new ligament. The graft is passed through drill holes in both the humerus and the ulna. It is held in place by tying it to itself in a figure-of-eight fashion or anchoring it in other ways. Continue Reading

Concussions – The importance of removing the athlete from play

Concussions are dangerous brain injuries that can have a long-term impact on young athletes. It is crucial that parents, coaches, doctors, athletic trainers and the athletes themselves take them very seriously. In this video, I stress the importance of removing any player suspected of having a concussion and athletes telling someone they suffered an injury. Continue Reading

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