Eight OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates Surgeons Now Treat Baseball’s Most Prevalent Injuries

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Eight board-certified orthopedic surgeons at OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates (AOA) are now treating the two most common injuries affecting baseball players today, shoulder and elbow injuries.

Eight board-certified orthopedic surgeons at OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates (AOA) are now treating the two most common injuries affecting baseball players today.

There has been a remarkable spike in shoulder and elbow injuries in baseball recently. It’s our job to offer the best method of treatment and work to prevent additional issues for athletes at all levels.

With the return of baseball season, eight board-certified orthopedic surgeons at OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates (AOA) are now treating the two most common injuries affecting baseball players today, shoulder and elbow injuries.

During the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) season, shoulder injuries were the leading injuries placing athletes on the disabled list and accounting for 21.7 percent of injuries, according to a study by Kitman Labs. Elbow injuries were the second most common for players on the disabled list, at 17.1 percent.

“There has been a remarkable spike in shoulder and elbow injuries in baseball recently,” said Michael S. Domer, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates specializing in sports-related injuries and minimally invasive techniques. “It’s our job to offer the best method of treatment and work to prevent additional issues for athletes at all levels.”

Pitchers are especially susceptible to shoulder and elbow injuries. The increase in injuries comes from overuse throughout their careers, the pressure put on bones and joints through training and game-day performance and poor training habits said an ESPN report.

As a former athlete himself, Dr. Domer understands the pressure to perform at the highest level, not only during baseball season, but year-round. He and the orthopedic surgeons at AOA provide each patient with all aspects of orthopedic care, including early injury detection, prevention, treatment and therapy.

“The demand for faster, more intense pitching has taken baseball by storm,” Domer said. “The movement and speed required in pitching can lead to damage of the rotator cuff, and muscles, tendons and ligaments in the shoulder and elbow. Many pitchers need orthopedic care to combat strain and activity.”

Orthopedic surgeons Douglas P. Hartzler, MD; David M. Ott, MD; Delwyn J. Worthington, MD; Michael S. Domer, MD; Michael A. Wilmink, MD; Robert A. Berghoff, MD; Shelden L. Martin, MD; and William A. Salyer, MD, offer a range of treatment options for shoulder and elbow injuries, including physical therapy, arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and Tommy John surgery.

For more information about OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates, visit http://www.aoa.md or call (602) 631-3161. Find out more on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/aoaatgateway and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aoaatgateway.

About OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates
OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates strives to improve the quality of life of its patients and their families through outstanding orthopedic care. OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, top-rated and board-certified orthopedic surgeons strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.

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