In The News - TMI Sports Medicine
A’s pitcher Jharel Cotton’s promising spring has come to an abrupt end.
The primary reason the A’s went out and signed free-agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy was to provide a veteran to work with the team’s young pitchers.
Spring training notebook (March 15): Martin Perez to start this weekend, other pitching injury updates
Texas Rangers team medical director Dr. Keith Meister arrived in camp Thursday and assessed several injured pitchers.
The Rangers have signed Brett Eibner to a minor-league deal. Eibner has appeared in 87 major-league games as an outfielder. That includes 17 games last season during four stays with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Under the terms of the new partnership, Medical City Frisco will manage the orthopedic healthcare needs of the Stars players, both on and off the ice. The prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries will be conducted by doctors at the Frisco hospital. One of them, Dr. William Robertson, a physician on the medical staff at Medical City Frisco, will continue in his role as the Stars’ head team physician. Robertson, a former Ivy League football player at Brown University, has served as head team physician with the Stars since the 2012-2013 NHL season.
The best way to assess your pitcher’s mechanics is to get side view and back view videotape of the athlete. Many studies have been done on baseball pitching mechanics and hundreds of mechanical variables have been explored, but trying to correct too many points at once creates too much confusion in the athlete. Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Center for Sport and Motion Analysis suggests three basic points to assess as you watch videotape of a pitcher.
Rasmussen and his parents, Mark and Kim, also researched the names and resumes of the top orthopedic surgeons in the country. They chose Dr. Keith Meister of Arlington, Texas, who serves as the head team physician with the Texas Rangers.
Dr. William J. Robertson is a specialist in sports medicine injuries, as well as, the arthroscopic and open management of shoulder, knee, and hip disorders. He currently serves as the Head Team Physician to the Dallas Stars NHL Hockey Club, Dallas Defenders Semi-professional Football Team. Before joining the Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedics (TMI), Dr. Robertson spent 7 years at UT Southwestern Medical Center where he was the Chief of the Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service. As an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Robertson helped train the next generation of Orthopedic Surgeons at both UTSW and Parkland Hospitals. There, he received teaching awards by the UT Southwestern Orthopedic Residents on two separate occasions.
Jesse L. Even, M.D. specializes in surgery of all degenerative, traumatic, sports-related and oncologic disorders of the spine. He has special interest in conditions that affect the cervical spine and sports-related spine injury. Dr. Even is a proficient researcher and contributes to numerous publications in the field of spine surgery. He was recently inducted into the Cervical Spine Research Society in December to 2016, which is the world’s most prestigious spine societies.
Left-hander Christian Friedrich is headed to Dallas for an elbow scope, putting an end to a lost season. Dr. Keith Meister will perform the procedure after Friedrich was unable to extend through his slider in his latest attempt to push through season-long discomfort.