Increased Incidents of Youth Sports-Related Injuries; Repair vs Replacement of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL)
Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph, Orthopaedic Surgeon, White Sox Head Team Physician for 15 years, and team physician for many Chicago Sports Teams fills in for Dr. Cole for today’s podcast.
Interview with Dr. William Hadesman, Orthopedic Surgeon, to discuss overuse injuries in youth and peak performances in young athletes. When competitive sports should become recreational activities.
Ask the Doctor segment: Dr. Bush-Joseph answers questions from listeners about whether a repair or replacement of the UCL is recommended for different ages and types of athletes, and the risks of training and practicing of sports daily.
Dr. Bush-Joseph is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1983, and is currently a Professor at Rush University Medical Center and the Associate Director of the Rush Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Bush-Joseph is a respected educator of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing orthopedic surgeons lecturing at numerous national educational meetings. He serves on the editorial board of several national orthopedic journals, including the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Long involved in the care of high school, collegiate, and recreational athletes, Dr. Bush-Joseph is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball Club and Associate Team Physician for the Chicago Bulls. Through his experience with high-profile professional athletes, Dr. Bush-Joseph was elected to the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board and president of the Major League Baseball Team Physician Association for 2012.
This exclusive group of team physicians advises the Major League Baseball Commissioner on medical policy and emerging trends in training and the medical care of the elite athlete. Academically, Dr. Bush-Joseph is nationally renown with leadership roles in several national orthopedic societies and president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has authored over 140 published manuscripts and book chapters.
While Dr. Bush-Joseph is involved with all of the above activities, he still most enjoys the care of the injured athlete and patient. He maintains a busy clinical practice performing over 400 surgeries annually including over 100 knee ligament (ACL and knee dislocation) surgeries many referred by other Chicagoland orthopedic and sports medicine physicians.