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Tommy John surgery for CoachV & Tennis players do's and Don'ts Research for next year pro Tour

Today was an interesting day at work....one of my trainer friends told me about Tommy John surgery.....it is reconstructive surgery for the elbow.....the same type of injury in the elbow that prevented me from going pro... i think...... im doing research for it.....

i have found this article saying that a promising junior has had the surgery....

can any find tennis pros who on the tour had the surgery??? thanks!

New update...I went to Resurgens in windy HIll in marietta GA...I Saw doctor

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He x-rayed my arm & also has ordered an MRI to identify the exact problem.....
What they found on the x-ray
  • its Scar tissue or calcium deposits

  • either in my tendon or ligaments

the Possible treatments are

Tendon: is Surgery to remove the Scar tissue / calcium deposits or a cortisone shot which may be a temporary fix..

Ligaments: Tommy John Surgery with a Free leg Ligaments from a Dead body! Yea! i will be a living zombie


http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2011/11/isner-baker-in-news-cha...

Baker had had serious knee injuries, and I believe surgery, as a junior, and his professional career stalled with his hip the primary culprit during his early 20s. Baker went back to school, to Belmont, in his hometown of Nashville, and although training and practicing with area college and junior players, hardly played competitively. This summer he qualified for and won the Pittsburgh Futures, and he reached the semifinals in a September Futures in Canada, but he did not play many of the tournaments he originally entered this summer and fall. He lost in the first round of qualifying in Charlottesville, but this week at the $50,000 Knoxville Challenger, he qualified and has now reached the quarterfinals after yesterday's 6-2, 6-3 win over Charlottesville champion Izak Van Der Merwe of South Africa.

In this article from the Knoxville News Sentinel, Baker reveals that he had Tommy John surgery, which I had never associated with tennis players before, in addition to his hip surgeries. It's certainly reasonable to wonder how much tennis his body can withstand, but there's no doubt he felt compelled to find out.

I'm not suggesting any moral to this story, other than predictions are difficult, life takes unexpected turns and luck plays a role in any career. Baker's had enough bad luck for two tennis players, so I'm hoping he has a Alex Bogomolov-like surge still ahead of him.

Misguided Public Perception On What Tommy John Surgery Can Do Apparent in New Study

ScienceDaily (Feb. 19, 2011) — Despite known risks and outcomes of the common elbow procedure known as Tommy John surgery, parents, coaches and players still have incorrect assumptions regarding player performance, say researchers presenting their study at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego, CA  on February 19th.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110219160017.htm

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7712916/tommy-john-surgery-keeps-...

Force of habit

Science, not the scalpel, is the real solution for Tommy John injuries. Too bad few MLB teams are paying attention.

Once a desperate move, Tommy John surgery is now routine tool

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Comment by CoachV - William Vazquez on September 17, 2012 at 9:08am

To mueller, two racquets would not help my issue, because its throwers elbow. which is closely related to forehands, Sorry. If i had Tennis Elbow then the two forehands idea would work, but two racquet is just plain Zero sense. You need the extra hand on the racquet for more support, aim, strength & preparation. I think the top players would agree with me. But you are free to play your way as long as it makes you happy. :)

Comment by Tim Prapong on September 16, 2012 at 12:10pm

When are you and Mr. Mueller going to play? You could play him right when you play Derek D.

Comment by Dr. Don R. Mueller on September 15, 2012 at 10:14am

Playing two-racket tennis would be a great leap in the right direction toward helping players avoid elbow injuries of all sorts. If only the tennis world weren't constructed of so many "concrete heads."

Comment by Tim Prapong on April 9, 2012 at 11:56pm

Hey, that sounds like a great assessment. A free leg tendon, eh? lol

Comment by CoachV - William Vazquez on April 9, 2012 at 7:39pm

New update...I went to Resurgens in windy HIll in marietta GA...I Saw doctor

View Profile
He x-rayed my arm & also has ordered an MRI to identify the exact problem.....
What they found on the x-ray
  • its Scar tissue or calcium deposits

  • either in my tendon or ligaments

the Possible treatments are

Ligaments: is Surgery to remove the Scar tissue / calcium deposits or a cortisone shot which may be a temporary fix..

Tendon: Tommy John Surgery with a Free leg Tendon from a Dead body! Yea! i will be a living zombie

Comment by CoachV - William Vazquez on April 4, 2012 at 9:06am

Commonly occurred in Baseball Pitchers; and is now becoming surgery of choice.  Pitchers actually come back stronger after the surgery but don't have the same pinpoint control.

pinpoint control i think is an opinion because with the extra power take time to learn how to control.

Comment by Craig Steinberg on April 3, 2012 at 6:12pm

Commonly occurred in Baseball Pitchers; and is now becoming surgery of choice.  Pitchers actually come back stronger after the surgery but don't have the same pinpoint control.

Comment by CoachV - William Vazquez on April 3, 2012 at 9:42am
 
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Comment by CoachV - William Vazquez on April 2, 2012 at 8:35pm

Yeah.... i think so too....but also I feel cheated because If i would have gotten this fix over ten years ago when it happened I could have been on the tour.....

Comment by Tim Prapong on April 2, 2012 at 10:32am

If it's good for a pitcher, I'm sure it should work for you.

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