Dr. Neal ElAttrache calls in to "Baseball’s Golden Arms"
Dr. Neal ElAttrache calls into radio talk show On Point with Tom Ashbrook to discuss the intricacies of Tommy John Surgery and the growing number of these surgeries among early career pitchers.
Ashbrook starts, “Major League Baseball’s official Opening Day is Monday. And great pitchers have been limbering up the most valuable asset in all of sport: the pitcher’s arm. Major League Baseball spends $1.5 billion a year on pitchers – five times the salaries of all the NFL’s quarterbacks combined. But there’s a problem: modern pitching is blowing out those pitchers’ arms. One in four has now had Tommy John Surgery. Elbows can’t take it. This hour On Point, baseball, pitchers, and the growing challenge of the arm.”