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US: High schools tackle baseball injuries

Al Jazeera—April 3, 2017

With the number of elbow injuries in teenage baseball pitchers rising, new state regulations in New Jersey now limit number of pitches a high school player can throw in a game.

Al Jazeera interviews HSS sports medicine surgeon David W. Altchek, MD, on the rising number of elbow injuries and Tommy John surgeries in baseball. "Now every parent and every coach has a little mini radar gun, and it's all about velocity."

Dr. Altchek explains how Tommy John surgery is "recreating the ligament" to fix the ligament tear.

Watch the full segment on AlJazeera.com.


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