Michael C. Ciccotti

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Although limited literature exists on medial epicondylitis of the elbow, this disorder is an injury affecting many athletes at every level, especially throwing athletes. Care must be taken in diagnosing medial epicondylitis to distinguish it from other possible pathologies of the medial elbow, which may exist concurrently. The large majority of patients(More)
BACKGROUND An injury of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is potentially career threatening for elite overhead-throwing athletes. Stress ultrasonography (SUS) allows for a rapid, cost-effective, and noninvasive evaluation of the UCL and elbow joint both at rest and with applied stress. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS To determine the amount of cadaveric elbow valgus(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess factors associated with patient selection of graft type for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS We retrospectively identified 1,038 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction over a 5-year period. Surgery was performed by 5 different surgeons. A questionnaire was sent to patients at a(More)
PURPOSE The purposes of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of articular cartilage changes in the knee joint and to analyze predictive factors for these changes in patients undergoing arthroscopy for meniscal pathology. METHODS Between March 2005 and June 2009, 1,010 patients underwent arthroscopic meniscectomy or meniscal repair by the senior(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting combined lesions of the glenoid labrum involving tears of the anterior, posterior, and superior labrum. METHODS Preoperative MRI findings were available in 46 cases of arthroscopic repair of combined tears of the anterior,(More)
BACKGROUND Combined lesions of the glenoid labrum involving tears of the anterior, posterior, and superior labrum have been infrequently reported in the literature. PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic repair of these lesions in a general population using validated scoring instruments, presence of complications, and need for revision(More)
BACKGROUND Elbow injuries cause significant disability for the throwing athlete. Scant data are available on the distribution and characteristics of these injuries in elite baseball players. No study exists that focuses solely on the epidemiological characteristics of elbow injuries in professional baseball players using a comprehensive injury surveillance(More)
Conflict of interest is common in the practice of medicine, and likely more so in the practice of sports medicine at the highest levels of competition. Two areas where conflict of interest frequently manifest in sports medicine are confidentiality and clinical decision making. Confidentiality can be challenging by the team physician's dual responsibilities(More)
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