Why Is It That Surgeons Call Certain Elbow Injuries “Terrible Triad”?

We all understand the meaning of the word “Terrible”. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines terrible as (1) extremely bad and (2) difficult. It further expands the meaning to “exciting extreme alarm or intense fear”. Truly a perfect word to characterize a potentially devastating –and, by the way, quite common– elbow injury! If I sustained a terrible … More Why Is It That Surgeons Call Certain Elbow Injuries “Terrible Triad”?

When Bone Grows Beyond the Elbow Skeleton: Heterotopic Ossification, Why Does it Matter and How to Deal with It

Did you know that bone can form outside of the boundaries of the skeleton? I am not talking about malignancies or cancer, but about masses of bone that appear in the soft-tissues surrounding the bones, and oftentimes end up blocking motion. In Medicine, the words “Heterotopic” and “Ectopic” basically mean “not in the right place”. … More When Bone Grows Beyond the Elbow Skeleton: Heterotopic Ossification, Why Does it Matter and How to Deal with It

The Tommy John Procedure: How Baseball and Other Throwing Sports May Injure the Elbow,… But Not To The point of Surgery in Many!

Baseball…, what a fascinating sport! We all love throwing a baseball and playing catch, don’t we? We also admire those very, very good professional pitchers with a skilled and blazing fast pitch. Isn’t it amazing that some pitchers can throw a baseball at a speed of 100 miles per hour? How about your favorite football … More The Tommy John Procedure: How Baseball and Other Throwing Sports May Injure the Elbow,… But Not To The point of Surgery in Many!

Did you know that the elbow joint is particularly at risk for stiffness?

The human body is a masterpiece of engineering design! The ability to use our hands is extremely important for the majority of our daily activities. Proper use of the hands for various tasks requires being able to position the hands out in space and move them back closer to our body. Good movement of the … More Did you know that the elbow joint is particularly at risk for stiffness?