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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Case Study

In August of 2015,Brandon D., a 15 year old left handed pitcher, came to a Rocket Launchers Training Camp all the way from Queens, NY . According to his father, Brandon had already seen 4 different orthopedists for recurring, debilitating left biceps pain. He had struggled with it for over a year and had been shut down from throwing for 6 weeks on two separate occasions. Per his report, after throwing 1-2 innings, he would notice a distinct loss of velocity, and he would experience gnawing,...

Watch Out for Tiger Country: 97 mph Pitcher… Massive Shoulder Blowout

Last week I scrubbed in to surgery with Tampa Bay Rays Team doctor, Koco Eaton to observe one of the most amazing surgical performances I have ever seen. The patient was a college pitcher named Zach. He is a former JUCO guy from Arizona who had previously topped out at 97 mph and currently has a scholarship to a division 1 school. I first met Zach about 2 weeks into our Summer Program after his mother had called me and said he was ready to eject from the Jayhawk summer league because...

Poor Deceleration Can Tear Your Labrum and Your UCL

When I graduated from high school, I can honestly say that I probably hadn't completely read more than 30 books in my entire lifetime. And the only thing that got me even close to that number was the phase I went through in the 6th and 7th grade when I read every baseball biography and every volume of the Encyclopedia Brown series in our school library. The reason I didn't read much? Nothing interested me. But now things are very different. Call me a nerd if you want, but now I...

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