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The Evidence Behind Weighted Ball Throwing Programs for the Baseball Player: Do They Work and Are They Safe?

Heath P Melugin, Annie Smart, Martijn Verhoeven, Joshua S Dines, Christopher L Camp
Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2021 January 6

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Weighted baseball throwing programs have gained significant attention recently. They have been promoted as proven option for pitchers wishing to increase their throwing velocity and improve throwing mechanics. However, there is some concern that, if not applied properly, they may increase injury risk. In this review, we aim to (1) give a brief description of the potential mechanisms through with weighed ball programs that could improve throwing velocity, (2) summarize the available evidence regarding their effectiveness in increasing throwing velocity, (3) summarize the evidence on injury risk, and (4) propose directions for future studies.

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Biceps Tenodesis versus Tenotomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Level I Randomized Controlled Trials

John W Belk, Matthew J Kraeutler, Darby A Houck, Ashley N Chrisman, Anthony J Scillia, Eric C McCarty
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2020 December 26

Biceps tenodesis and tenotomy are two surgical treatment options for relief of long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) pathology and superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) tears. The purpose of this systematic review was to compare the clinical outcomes and complications of biceps tenodesis and tenotomy for the treatment of LHBT or SLAP pathology during shoulder arthroscopy.

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New UCHealth Steadman Hawkins orthopedic and sports performance center provides advanced care

"This is an incredible facility with state-of-the-art motion analysis technology, an outdoor field and therapy locations that will allow us to examine patients’ movement and how injuries affect them, then develop the best treatment plan to help them return to living their extraordinary lives,” said Dr. Thomas Noonan, orthopedic surgeon with UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver. “The center’s robust sports performance program is designed to both maximize sports performance and help prevent injuries for athletes at all levels."

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Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver Joins UCHealth and CU to Grow Sports Performance Medicine and Orthopedic Program

AURORA, Colo. – Patients throughout the Rocky Mountain region will soon have access to new sports performance and advanced orthopedic services as Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver joins UCHealth and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Center Offers Cutting Edge Orthopedic, Sports Medicine

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  •  American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  •  American Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • UC Health