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Video: Physicians use motion analysis to reduce injury in athletes

Dr. Antonia Zaferiou runs the motion analysis lab at Rush University Medical Center. Along with Drs. Anthony Romeo and Nikhil Verma, both sports medicine surgeons and team physicians for the Chicago White Sox, she is studying the motion behind common sports injuries, including those sustained by baseball pitchers. Her research will help determine 'how much [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Video: Preventing throwing Injuries with pitchers interview on FOX TV

Dr. Joshua Blomgren, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sports medicine physician and a team doctor for the Chicago White Sox, talks with Jake Hamilton of FOX TV's Good Day Chicago about preventing and treating throwing injuries among baseball players. His patient Jake Smith recently had a ulnar collateral ligament tear and underwent PRP to treat it [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Video: Interview with Chicago White Sox team physician: Dr. Nikhil Verma

With the Cubs in the spotlight this playoff season, Jake Hamilton of FOX TV's Good Day Chicago, went to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush to speak with the team physicians for the Chicago White Sox about how to keep pitchers healthy. He talked with Dr. Nikhil Verma, a sports medicine surgeon and a White Sox physician.  [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Wheaton volleyball player urges young athletes to take time off

Mary Boken, 18, of Wheaton was a senior stand-out volleyball player at St. Francis High School. Recruited to play outside hitter in the fall of 2015 at Clemson University, she was looking forward to a bright college volleyball career. However, her increasing shoulder pain threatened her plan. Boken, who has been playing volleyball since 4th [...]

By | June 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Softball Injuries: Fact vs. Fiction

Softball has become an increasingly popular sport for young athletes. With the advent of Title IX, the popularity of televised collegiate softball games, and the inclusion of softball in the Olympics, the interest in the sport has exploded. Unlike in baseball, many softball teams utilize only one or two pitchers during the season. There is [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Research|0 Comments

Study Finds Major League Pitchers Return to Play Following ‘Tommy John’ Surgery

CHICAGO, IL, March 28, 2014 -- According to a study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, "Tommy John" surgery to repair a torn elbow ligament is not only putting Major League Baseball Pitchers back on the mound, but also improving their game. The study was conducted by physicians and [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|Research|0 Comments

Researchers Highlight Shoulder and Elbow Injury Possibility in Youth Players Speed, Height, and Pitching for Multiple Teams Increases Risk

Las Vegas, NV – Pitching speed, player’s height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a history of shoulder and elbow injuries, according to new research released today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day. “Our findings indicate that a 10 inch increase in height is associated with a 20% increase in [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|Research|0 Comments

Alarming Increase in Youth Shoulder and Elbow Injuries: Athletic Trainers and Physicians Create Prevention Program

CHICAGO, IL, March 28, 2015 – Alarmed by the rising number of young athletes with shoulder and elbow overuse injuries, the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) and sports medicine physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) are recommending schools and travel teams implement prevention programs for athletes at risk. MOR physicians, who are team doctors [...]

By | March 10th, 2015|News|0 Comments