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JaxRed
12-18-2010, 11:40 PM
I don't think I'd ever seen this discussed here. It was from November. About a possible new shoulder surgery method. Just kind of stumbled across it.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2010-11-16-shoulder_N.htm

Clicking the link for the graphic shows more about the procedure.

Joseph
12-19-2010, 09:57 AM
My brother in law just had labrum surgery about a month ago. He was told it was the worst shoulder the surgeon had ever seen [though I always wonder if thats not just par for the course]. He's been told to essentially not use that arm for 4 months. I can not imagine how hard it would be for a pitcher not to use their arm for four months. It's no wonder they miss a year with labrum surgery.

I don't know if he would have elected for a surgery like this, but it does seem quite intriguing to see another potential 'advance' in surgery like this that could potentially lessen the amount of damage and time missed.

Good read, even if Curt Schilling is in the article. :)