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Open reduction surgery for a separated growth plate in his elbow.

EEK ·
Just wondering if anybody has experienced this with their boys. He has been cleared to hit (soft toss & tee work) 13 weeks after surgery he says there is no pain just feels weird.... Would love to hear from anybody if they have any thoughts or first hand knowledge. Thanks
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Tommy John Surgery

LHP15 ·
Hello All, I've been a long time reader on these forums before joining. I joined the forum really due to an unfortunate circumstance, that I am hoping I can turn into a learning experience. I recently was diagnosed with a torn ucl, and will soon be undergoing tommy john surgery. I wanted to start a thread to keep a blog of sorts as I go through the surgery and rehab. To try and help other posters and readers who may suffer an arm injury or their parents and want to get a better understanding...
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Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Hey guys, After seeing two doctors, the second being Dr. Ciccotti (Phillies), I have been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL. I still have a dynamic ultrasound test next week to determine the severity of the tear but just wanted some opinions. I'm a pitcher going into my senior year of college. This past season is when I started dealing with elbow pain but I pitched through the season and took a couple weeks off to see how it was but the pain came back even worse a few weeks later after 2...
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

MidAtlanticDad ·
Did Dr Ciccotti talk to you about the "Primary Repair" technique? I have read that it significantly reduces rehab time, but the surgeon won't know for sure whether or not you're a candidate until the scope is in your elbow. May be worth investigating. http://m.mlb.com/news/article/...my-john-alternative/
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Thanks! He didn't discuss surgery much since hes hoping I can rehab it but I'll bring it up to him at my follow up appointment in 2 weeks. Although if I have the surgery in August, 6-7 months recovery would bring me back during the first month of our season, it may be worth considering.
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

RedFishFool ·
Based upon orthopedic advice, my son sat out 6 weeks at the end of his senior HS season. He then rehabbed from approx. May 20 thru July 10. Got to college, nothing hurt, per se but his velocity was down 3-4 MPH and then slowly dropped further until he called and said elbow was hurting again. Had to have TJ surgery. Was told PRP would make it feel better but that in the Ortho's opinion (Kremchek), it was a short term fix and son would be right back in 5-6 month needing TJ surgery. He elected...
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Re: Partially Torn UCL right before senior year

lionhurler ·
Thanks for sharing your experience! That's exactly what I don't want to happen and it adds on to the similar stories I've heard. Obviously I wont make any final decisions until I see my doctor again and discuss with him but I'm leaning towards surgery because with grad school as an option it seems to give me the best chance to play my 4th year.
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Re: Open reduction surgery for a separated growth plate in his elbow.

nycdad ·
No experience, but you may want to try posting in the ASMI forums and they should have info for you. Dr. Fleisig used to respond regularly. Good Luck.
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Throwing Awkwardly after Surgery?

2025prospect ·
Hello, two weeks ago I began my throwing program post elbow surgery. I filmed myself in slow motion and noticed I was throwing awkwardly. My throwing mechanics are off. For those of you who have sons who have had surgery on their arm, were their throwing mechanics off when returning to throwing? Is this normal? I don’t want this to lead to more injuries, so any advice is welcome. Below I attached a video of my throwing mechanics from yesterday.
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TerribleBPthrower ·
Tough to tell by the video, but I didn’t see anything that would cause injury. Maybe work on some drills that will isolate the upper half (one knee throws) to see if you still feel the awkwardness
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Re: Throwing Awkwardly after Surgery?

2025prospect ·
I had surgery in November on my elbow. I fractured it and I have a screw in it to keep it in place. I can probably get the exact name of the surgery after.
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Re: Throwing Awkwardly after Surgery?

MidAtlanticDad ·
What type of surgery?
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Re: Throwing Awkwardly after Surgery?

Smitty28 ·
Unfortunately some doctors who don't work wth athletes don't really understand what is involved in getting back to 100% as a ball player. Physical therapy deals with much more than pain. In fact, most of the work is done after the pain stops. My son had a growth plate fracture of his medial epicondyle (elbow), and even with lot's of PT he struggled to regain full range of movement (extension) of his elbow, and this began to cause overload of his shoulder which led to some tendonitis. It took...
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Re: Throwing Awkwardly after Surgery?

2025prospect ·
Yes, I was working with a physical therapist but stopped. The person did have lots of experience with baseball players. The doctor told me that I only had to go to a physical therapist during the throwing program if I felt a little more sore or felt I needed it.
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Re: Throwing Awkwardly after Surgery?

MidAtlanticDad ·
Sounds like a growth plate fracture. I think some members here have been through that with their sons. Are you working with a physical therapist? If so, does that person have experience working with baseball players?
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2025prospect ·
Thank you. Was your son at full range of motion when he began his throwing program?
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Smitty28 ·
I can't say. I can tell you that he did PT on his elbow after the fracture healed, then it regressed over time and he compensated with changes to his throwing motion that then affected his shoulder (this was learned in hindsight). It was only after he found a PT that understood throwing and the relationship between the elbow and shoulder, and worked them both back to a normal state, that his arm issues went away. This was his 3rd or 4th PT over an almost two year period.
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