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Patient Care    Sports Medicine   

Take Me Out of the Ballgame: What’s Causing MLB Elbow Injuries?

In recent seasons, a small elbow ligament has had an outsized impact on the national pastime.

Over a third of Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers have undergone ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction surgeries – known popularly as Tommy John surgery – according to tracking data by baseball data researcher Jon Roegele. The widespread impact of the record number of surgeries that require a long recovery window has sent players, physicians and the MLB looking for answers.

Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date May 08, 2024
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Cancer    Diabetes    Sports Medicine

Chronic Lactate Exposure Leads to Cellular Disruptions Implicated in Cancer and Possibly T2 Diabetes

Acute amounts of lactate like those generated during exercise are probably required for healthy cells, but chronic exposure causes cellular disruption which can lead to cancer, heart failure and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date March 10, 2022
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