HuffPost Live—August 28, 2015
A panel of experts join host Jordan Schultz to discuss the prevalence of Tommy John surgery in baseball. Guests included: Pedro Martinez, MLB Hall of Famer; Jonah Keri, ESPN's Baseball Tonight analyst; Dr. David Altchek, Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS and Blake Taylor, pitcher for the Brooklyn Cyclones.
One-fourth of active MLB players have received Tommy John surgery during their career, including 18 already this season.
"When you tear the equivalent ligament in your knee - your ACL – and try to play a sport afterwards, you actually have instability," said Dr. Altchek. "When you tear this ligament [in your arm], you don’t feel that the elbow is too loose, you just feel pain and you can't throw. That's what the Tommy John injury is."
Watch the full segment at Live.HuffingtonPost.com.