OTRF Spring-Summer newsletter features pointers for picklers, programs to help prevent pickleball injuries, Dr. Steven Chudik’s life-changing surgery protocols
The Spring-Summer Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Teaching and Research Foundation (OTRF) newsletter, Active Bones, is packed with information on the hottest new sport—pickleball—and the injuries associated with it along with a program to help prevent them. There’s also an overview of a thrower’s nemesis—a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Dr. Chudik developed a surgical technique to repair it which is unlike Tommy John Surgery because his novel procedure doesn’t drill large holes in the bone, but rather attaches the ligament directly back to the bone. We’ve also included information on how often you should clean your exercise equipment and an interesting look at two young athletes who might not have played sports had Dr. Chudik not developed better surgical procedures that enabled them to participate in sports and even earn athletic scholarships.
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