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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rehabilitation or Surgery? Ligament’s Stability Is Key in Harvey’s Choice - NYTimes.com

At the appointment Monday, Levitz said, Andrews will determine if the ligament is stable. To do that, Andrews will place his hands on either side of Harvey’s elbow, one below and one above, and push his forearm and biceps in opposite directions.

A healthy U.C.L. is taut, Levitz said, and a partly torn U.C.L. is loose, which makes it unstable. If Harvey’s U.C.L. is unstable, when Andrews pushes on his forearm and biceps, there will be a space between the bones. This is where Andrews’s expertise comes in. He has seen so many of these injuries, Levitz said, that Andrews can diagnose, to the millimeter, how unstable the ligament is.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 17, 2013 at 06:07 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: injuries, matt harvey, mets, tommy john surgery

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