Dr. Neal ElAttrache on future of Tommy John Surgery

Becker's Spine Review notes, "Dr. ElAttrache believes the future of partial tear treatment could be in biological methods, but the procedure still has too many question marks and uncertainties. He says the field needs better studies with valid control groups to accurately assess the value of biologic injections for partial tears."

Dr. Neal ElAttrache says, "When pitching is providing an education or livelihood for an athlete, these patients often have a narrow window of opportunity to recover and return to competition when they get injured. We must be as educated as possible that our treatment, whether non-operative, biologic or surgical, optimizes their safe and successful return to play without wasting critical time."