Rick Wright, MD, the author of this blog, is a sports medicine physician at Washington University Orthopedics in St. Louis and the head team physician for the St. Louis Blues. He specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries, and has special interests in knee ACL and revision ACL injuries, meniscus injuries, articular cartilage injuries of the knee, shoulder instability, rotator cuff disease, and total knee replacements. Your comments and feedback are encouraged.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
A New Look At Ulnar Collateral Ligament "Tommy John" Elbow Injuries
My partner at Washington University Matthew Smith MD an elbow ligament and throwing injury expert and Spencer Lake PhD a Washington University Mechanical Engineer have received a grant to look at innovative ways to image the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow utilizing polarized light. This should give us more information regarding structural properties and how better to treat these injuries. This work featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch article from the Business Section HERE is truly exciting given the number of these injuries that are occurring in younger and younger athletes.