Don’t get taken out by a curve ball. Whether you are playing little league, high school, college, or Major League Baseball there are several common injuries to be aware of. “The most common baseball injuries vary from the shoulder, elbow, knee, along with muscle strains and sprains,” said Peter Chalmers, MD, a sports medicine specialist at University of Utah Health.
Dr. Chalmers is a member of the faculty at the University of Utah within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He focuses on the care of all shoulder and elbow problems, from young athletes to shoulder arthritis. His practice includes minimally invasive arthroscopy, ligament and tendon repair, joint replacement, reconstruction surgery, fracture care, and revision procedures. As a former coach and division I athlete, Dr. Chalmers knows the importance of getting back on the field. He sees patients at the University Orthopaedic Center, the South Jordan Health Center, and the Farmington Health Center.
Do Major League Baseball Team Physicians Harvest the Semitendinosus From the Drive Leg or Landing Leg When Performing Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction on Elite Baseball Pitchers?
The purpose of this study was to survey Major League Baseball (MLB) team physicians and determine whether these physicians harvest the hamstring (semitendinosus or gracilis) from the drive leg (ipsilateral to surgical site) or landing leg (contralateral to surgical site) when performing UCLR on elite-level pitchers. The hypothesis was that the majority of surgeons harvest the hamstring from the drive leg when performing a UCLR.
Humeral hemiarthroplasty, anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty, and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty all rely on a prosthetic articular surface fixed to the proximal humerus. Humeral implant designs have changed considerably as a result of improved understanding of proximal humeral anatomy and prosthetic biomechanics.
Dr. Chalmers awarded first place at the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Midwest Resident Research Symposia
Dr. Chalmers awarded first place at the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Midwest Resident Research Symposia for his research on baseball players with Dr. Brandon Erickson
Dr. Chalmers featured on University of Utah Health Feed on Preventing Weight Lifting Injuries
Dr. Chalmers awarded the Best Paper Award at the ICSES 2016 Annual Meeting, in Jeju, Korea for his research on baseball players