Tommy John Surgery-Treating Elbow Injuries in MLB Pitchers

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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.Dr. Mark Cohen

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.

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Ask the Doctor!

This regular segment addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. This week Dr. Cole addresses The Score’s board producer Shane Riordan’s question regarding a dislocated shoulder while playing 16″ softball.

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Strength & Conditioning with Chicago White Sox Director

Dr. Brian Cole MD from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush & Steve Kashul discuss how Allan Thomas keeps the Chicago White Sox healthy and strong during the season as well as off season. Allan also explains the maintenance programs that the players follow.

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Athletico’s Overhead Athlete Program

Matt Gauthier, PT, DPT, SCS from Athletico Physical Therapy talks with Steve and Dr. Cole about the unique characteristics of the Overhead Athlete, types of overhead throwing injuries: causes, prevention and treatment.

There’s more to throwing than just the motion of your arm.  There’s actually a whole science dedicated to it-and Athletico offers a comprehensive approach. Our team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, certified athletic trainers, and physical therapy assistants combine their expertise in throwing analysis with slow-motion video analysis to enhance performance and help prevent injuries.

Matt Gauthier specializes in the treatment of high-level athletes, and is the most passionate about treating shoulder and knee injuries. He is the head of Athletico’s Overhead Athlete Program,  and is a member of the USOC physical therapy volunteer program. As a sports specialist, he has experience treating athletic injuries at the youth, high school, college, professional, and Olympic levels.

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