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.
Team physician Dr. Keith Meister will perform the surgery next week, Daniels said. The procedure typically requires pitchers to miss 14 months, which means Gonzalez wouldn’t return to action until September 2018.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Joe Ross works against the Atlanta Braves during a baseball game in Atlanta. Ross will have Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season. Dr. Keith Meister will operate on Wednesday, July 19, in Texas, according to Washington manager Dusty Baker.
LSU and pitcher Eric Walker received the worst possible news Thursday when they found out Walker will need Tommy John surgery, requiring him to miss the 2018 season. Walker will have the surgery next Wednesday near his Arlington, Texas, home. It will be performed by Keith Meister, the head physician of the Texas Rangers.
A quick trip home to Texas on Sunday told Joey Gallo what he already knew, that his sore left hamstring was just that — sore — and not something worse.
Joey Gallo spent Sunday in Arlington for an exam on his right hamstring, which forced him to miss the Texas Rangers’ final two games at Yankee Stadium.