Study: Majority of Tommy John Surgeries Are For Teenage Athletes

July 14th, 2015

"The research numbers suggest that more young athletes believe that having [a Tommy John] procedure performed earlier in their career may lead to the big leagues or a scholarship, even though only one in 200 kids who play high school baseball will make it to [Major League Baseball]. This paradigm shift needs to be evaluated further to help prevent overuse injuries in kids from the beginning of the season when most issues arise."

To read more on Dr. Erickson's study, please click here.

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