Episode 34: Why are Tommy John surgeries so common in baseball pitchers?

The Dr. David Geier Show
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In the Zone
What are Tommy John injuries? Why are these surgeries so common in baseball pitchers? What can pitchers, parents, and coaches do to prevent the injuries from occurring in the first place?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Jacoby Ellsbury – Boston Red Sox center fielder
Dwight Howard – Orlando Magic center
Andre Ellington – Clemson Tigers running back
Darren Helm – Detroit Red Wings center

Ask Dr. Geier
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