Outcome of elbow surgery in professional baseball players.

  title={Outcome of elbow surgery in professional baseball players.},
  author={James R. Andrews and Laura A Timmerman},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={23 4},
We reviewed the records of 72 professional baseball players who underwent arthroscopic or open elbow surgery. The most common diagnoses were posteromedial olecranon osteophyte (65%), ulnar collateral ligament injury (25%), and ulnar neuritis (15%). Intraarticular loose bodies were found in 39% of the patients. Fifty-nine patients (82%) were observed for a minimum of 24 months, with an average of 42 months' followup. Forty-seven players (80%) returned to play for a minimum of one season (73% at… CONTINUE READING
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