Dr. Mark Cohen from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Dr. @BrianCole and @SteveKashul discuss the causes of, and the progress made over the years with #TommyJohn surgery. Dr. Cohen addresses the question of the increased frequency of this injury and surprising statistic that one out of three pitchers will suffer this injury.
Dr. Cohen is the author of more than 124 medical articles, 56 book chapters and he has written a textbook on Hand and Wrist injuries. In addition, he is an editor of Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, the most widely read and recognized Hand and Elbow Surgery textbook in the world. He has participated in over 305 continuing education courses where he has taught other doctors, serving as Course Chairman 46 times.
For the last 24 years, he has been the Director of the Orthopaedic Hand and Elbow Section at Rush University, and he currently serves as the Director of Orthopaedic Education in the department. He has won several research, teaching and achievement awards and is a member of 16 national and international medical societies and associations.