Here we go!

Well, had my dr’s appt this morning and there was good news and bad news from my MRI. Good news is there is no ligament damage what so ever, the bad news is that I have to get my Ulna nerve moved and my elbow needs to be shaved down a couple of millimeters. Im having my surgery this Friday morning. Hopefully this is the last problem I will have with my elbow… :?

just out of curiosity, is this being done by an expert in the area (meaning an expert on pitching injuries, not just sports medicine?).

Ulnar nerve surgery is a walk in the park compared to UCL reconstruction… but it still should be done and reviewed by a professional in that particular area.

The “no ligament damage” is certainly good, but how was your Dr. able to rule out tendinitis?

just out of curiosity, is this being done by an expert in the area (meaning an expert on pitching injuries, not just sports medicine?).

Ulnar nerve surgery is a walk in the park compared to UCL reconstruction… but it still should be done and reviewed by a professional in that particular area.

The “no ligament damage” is certainly good, but how was your Dr. able to rule out tendinitis?

Yes he is an “expert” in this area. He was head of a primarily medicine college a couple years ago.
The tendinitis part…he injected me 2 times over the past 7-8 months along with rest each time and it never seemed to help. Cortizone(sp?) doesnt help with nerves…just tissue or tendons

[quote=“cball88”]just out of curiosity, is this being done by an expert in the area (meaning an expert on pitching injuries, not just sports medicine?).

Ulnar nerve surgery is a walk in the park compared to UCL reconstruction… but it still should be done and reviewed by a professional in that particular area.

The “no ligament damage” is certainly good, but how was your Dr. able to rule out tendinitis?

Yes he is an “expert” in this area. He was head of a primarily medicine college a couple years ago.
The tendinitis part…he injected me 2 times over the past 7-8 months along with rest each time and it never seemed to help. Cortizone(sp?) doesnt help with nerves…just tissue or tendons[/quote]

yup, i agree. Was unaware that you were already administered cortisone injections… and just wanted to make sure it was an elbow/shoulder pitching specialist kind of guy, and not just a general orthopedic surgeon.

Good luck with the surgery, you should get some work in on your foul shot at least :wink: