Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, May 30, 2014

Dr. James Andrews Behind App Aiming To Limit Tommy John Surgeries

Noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has performed numerous Tommy John surgeries on the elbows of baseball players. Dr. Kevin Wilk, his longtime physical therapist colleague, has overseen the rehabilitation of many of these athletes following the procedure.

And after witnessing an increasing number of throwers seeking Tommy John surgery at progressively younger ages, Andrews and Wilk are trying to stem the tide of these devastating injuries at the youth level by teaming up to develop an iOS application designed to educate players, parents and coaches on how to prevent throwing injuries.

The app, Throw Like a Pro, will be released in the coming weeks. When available, it will feature four main elements, all centered around scientific data and input from Andrews and Wilk.

Won’t this be bad for business, Doc?

eddieot Posted: May 30, 2014 at 10:52 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: biomechanics, dr. james andrews, technology, tommy john surgery

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Mark S. is bored Posted: May 30, 2014 at 11:02 AM (#4716062)
Won’t this be bad for business, Doc?


He's 72. He wants to make that sweet IPO money so he doesn't have to do surgeries any more.
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 30, 2014 at 02:02 PM (#4716165)
from TFA:
Based on the player's age, Throw Like a Pro creates specific guidelines with regards to numbers of pitches. The rest calculator outlines appropriate rest prior to resuming pitching.

ummm...based on what data?
   3. Bhaakon Posted: May 30, 2014 at 07:36 PM (#4716306)
ummm...based on what data?


Confidential patient data?
   4. Bug Selig Posted: May 30, 2014 at 08:29 PM (#4716317)
ummm...based on what data?


Yeah, I was just thinking that everything Dr. James Andrews knows about arm injuries must already be common knowledge, thoroughly vetted by a bunch of nobodies on a message board.

Oh, wait - No I wasn't.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 31, 2014 at 12:18 AM (#4716444)
So the upgraded app talks you through do-it-yourself Tommy John surgery? Or do you just hold the phone next to your elbow?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
aleskel
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogHomer Simpson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
(31 - 5:39am, May 29)
Last: QLE

NewsblogOTP 22 May 2017: George W. Bush photobombs a sports reporter
(1707 - 5:18am, May 29)
Last: SBB, Live from the Alt-Center

NewsblogScott Boras says Jake Arrieta still elite pitcher even though velocity has dropped
(19 - 3:10am, May 29)
Last: Meatwad

NewsblogFormer Senator, baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died
(71 - 2:22am, May 29)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogMike Trout sprains thumb in Angels’ loss to Marlins
(15 - 2:06am, May 29)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogYankees ticket sales plunge; New York has lost $166 million since 2009 | SI.com
(22 - 1:35am, May 29)
Last: base ball chick

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(4416 - 12:51am, May 29)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogBrian Kenny on Twitter: "Regarding the Andrew McCutchen comeback: An absence of good news.
(21 - 10:50pm, May 28)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogTerry Collins deserves more time with Mets, but will he get it? - NY Daily News
(7 - 10:26pm, May 28)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(557 - 9:50pm, May 28)
Last: Pirate Joe

NewsblogPhillies' Bowa, Hernandez form bond that crosses generational and cultural lines
(4 - 9:35pm, May 28)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogA lie told often enough becomes OMNICHATTER, for May 28, 2017
(54 - 8:49pm, May 28)
Last: AT-AT at bat@AT&T

NewsblogA look at what all 30 teams can do with MLB's free agent mega-class of 2018-19
(66 - 4:59pm, May 28)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogWell said: Orioles are 'swinging at a lot of pitches we probably can’t do much with' - Baltimore Sun
(1 - 3:10pm, May 28)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogStephen Strasburg sets career high with 15 K's | MLB.com
(5 - 3:10pm, May 28)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

Page rendered in 0.1480 seconds
47 querie(s) executed