Author Archives: Dr Kuremsky

Shoulder Pain Is Common Complaint In Baseball Players

Shoulder pain is a very common complaint in baseball players. The vast majority of cases can be treated without surgery, after proper evaluation by a sports medicine physician and a treatment plan. Impingement, or bursitis, is the most common source … Continue reading

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Pitch Counts Can Prevent Elbow Injuries

One of the most important ways in which to keep our young athletes healthy, when they’re involved in baseball for most or all of the year, is by pitch counts. Guidelines for pitch counts or pitch limits assume that young … Continue reading

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PRP – What Is It and Can It Fix Me?

By now a majority of people have heard of PRP, which stands for platelet-rich plasma. This is a procedure performed by a physician in the office that involves taking a small sample of blood from a patient. That blood is … Continue reading

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Growth Plate Fractures in Children

My child has a growth plate fracture in their arm – should I be really worried? I see patients of all ages, from toddlers to the elderly. A large part of my practice involves treatment of routine injuries in children, … Continue reading

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Prevent Baseball Arm Injuries With Proper Rest and Cross Training

Taking care of your arm involves adhering to some well-established practices such as keeping track of pitch counts, proper mechanics, not throwing when fatigued or tired, and ensuring proper rest between outings. Nevertheless, injury to the elbow ulnar collateral ligament … Continue reading

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Dr. Kuremsky and Sports Medicine

The same treatment will not work universally for every patient, so the physician draws upon experience and knowledge base to customize the care provided to each individual patient – especially true in sports medicine. Through a full year of subspecialty … Continue reading

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Elbow Injuries and Tommy John UCL Surgery

Injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) are very common in the sport of baseball. Tommy John surgery is unequivocally recommended for baseball players with a complete detachment of the ligament from their elbow. Decisions exist and uncertainty arises when … Continue reading

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Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries and Treatment

The phrase “Tommy John” refers to injury sustained to the athlete’s elbow, specifically the ulnar collateral ligament or UCL. Surgical treatment of this injury is known as Tommy John reconstructive surgery, whereby a new ligament is recreated to replace the … Continue reading

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