Sports-Related Conditions of the Elbow: A Guide to Successful Return to Play

Anthony A Romeo, MD; Brandon J Erickson, MD
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A comprehensive review, Sports-Related Conditions of the Elbow: A Guide to Successful Return to Play is a valuable resource for orthopedic surgeons as well as athletic trainers, therapists, and primary care physicians who regularly deal with athletes. 

Edited by Drs. Anthony A. Romeo and Brandon J. Erickson, Sports-Related Conditions of the Elbow: A Guide to Successful Return to Play is the most thorough text regarding how to treat athletic elbow conditions. Chapters are broken down by specific conditions, including in-depth assessments of muscle, tendons, ligaments, bone, nerves, and more. 

With insight given by expert contributors, including several physicians for professional and collegiate teams, the text shares extensive knowledge from these experts for treating conditions of the elbow. Additionally, each chapter includes: 
  • Expert pearls and experiences in treating athletes with the mentioned pathologic condition
  • A synopsis on diagnosis as well as treatment algorithms
  • Technique videos that display physical exam maneuvers, how to critically assess various types of diagnostic imaging, and surgical techniques
  • A rehabilitation section focusing on the best-available evidence to allow these athletes to return to sport as efficiently and safely as possible
Video website access is included with purchase, providing additional audio-visual support to theories and principles discussed in each chapter by the world’s leading experts.

Sports-Related Conditions of the Elbow: A Guide to Successful Return to Play is a must-have text that focuses on best practices in sports medicine and covers a wide range of common and uncommon elbow conditions that athletes of all levels of play may encounter. 

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About the Editors
Contributing Authors
Foreword by James P. Bradley, MD
Foreword by James R. Andrews, MD

Section I    Basics

Chapter 1    Anatomy of the Elbow: From Medial to Lateral and Everything in Between    
Christopher D. Joyce, MD and Surena Namdari, MD, MSc

Chapter 2    Physical Examination of the Elbow    
Taylor Paziuk, MD; Brandon Rogalski, MD; and Meghan E. Bishop, MD 

Chapter 3    Diagnostic Imaging of the Elbow: Radiographs, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging    
Pamela Lund, MD; Midhat Patel, MD; and Evan S. Lederman, MD 

Chapter 4    Elbow Imaging Alternatives: Ultrasound and Stress Ultrasound    
Michael C. Ciccotti, MD; Levon N. Nazarian, MD; and Michael G. Ciccotti, MD 

Section II    Common Sports Elbow Injuries    

Chapter 5    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome/Subluxating Ulnar Nerve    
Nitin Goyal, MD and Robert W. Wysocki, MD

Chapter 6    Radial Tunnel Syndrome    
Daniel A. Seigerman, MD and Asif M. Ilyas, MD 

Chapter 7    Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures    
Colin L. Uyeki, BA; Jillian L. Mazzocca; Megan Wolf, MD; and Augustus D. Mazzocca, MS, MD 

Chapter 8    Triceps Tendon Injuries    
Anant Dixit, MD and Steven B. Cohen, MD 

Chapter 9    Flexor-Pronator Tears    
David W. Altchek, MD and James B. Carr II, MD

Chapter 10    Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)    
Theodore S. Wolfson, MD; Bhargavi Maheshwer, MD; Evan M. Polce, BS; Christopher S. Ahmad, MD; and Nikhil N. Verma, MD 

Chapter 11    Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)    
Bryant J. Walrod, MD; Sean Fitzpatrick, MD; and Gregory L. Cvetanovich, MD 

Chapter 12    Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries    
Robert A. Jack II, MD; Anthony A. Romeo, MD; and Brandon J. Erickson, MD

Chapter 13    Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair    
Dana Lycans, MD and Jeff Dugas, MD 

Chapter 14    Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction     
Brandon J. Erickson, MD; David W. Altchek, MD; and Anthony A. Romeo, MD

Chapter 15    Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries    
Zachary J. Finley, MD; Michael J. O’Brien, MD; and Felix H. Savoie III, MD 

Chapter 16    Capitellar Osteochondritis Dissecans/Panner Disease    
Yusuke Ueda, MD and Hiroyuki Sugaya, MD 

Chapter 17    Persistent Olecranon Physis    
Stephanie E. Wong, MD and Gregory P. Nicholson, MD

Chapter 18    Little Leaguer’s Elbow/Medial Epicondyle Fractures (Skeletally Immature)    
Alex G. Dukas, MD, MA and Peter N. Chalmers, MD

Section III    Complex/Uncommon Sports Elbow Injuries    

Chapter 19    Valgus Extension Overload Syndrome    
Mark S. Schickendantz, MD and Joshua S. Everhart, MD, MPH 

Chapter 20    Treatment of Olecranon Stress Fractures in the Athlete    
George LeBus, MD; Dean N. Papaliodis, MD; and John E. Conway, MD 

Chapter 21    Medial Epicondyle Fractures in the Skeletally Mature Athlete    
Christopher L. Antonacci, MD, MS, MPH and Frank G. Alberta, MD 

Chapter 22    Posterolateral Rotatory Instability    
Matthew L. Ramsey, MD and Brian W. Hill, MD

Chapter 23    Recurrent Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears    
Nicholas J. Dantzker, MD and Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

Chapter 24    Symptomatic Plica    
Evan E. Vellios, MD and Joshua Dines, MD

Chapter 25    Symptomatic Cartilage Defects of the Elbow in the Skeletally Mature    
Lucas Buchler, MD and Thomas Noonan, MD 

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About the Editors

Anthony A. Romeo, MD grew up in Pocatello, Idaho in a medically-focused family—his father and all 5 of his siblings work as health care providers. After graduating as valedictorian of his high school and captain of the football team, Dr. Romeo completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Notre Dame, where he continued his efforts as a varsity football player. He earned his Medical Degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine where he was selected Best All-Around Student at graduation. He completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, followed by an Advanced Clinical Experience as a shoulder and elbow surgery fellow at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, guided by Dr. Frederick A Matsen III. Dr. Romeo has spent his career in pursuit of excellence in the field of shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine surgery by pioneering new approaches and developing advanced orthopedic implants and surgical procedures. He serves as Executive Vice President at the Dupage Medical Group Musculoskeletal Institute and has a busy surgical practice focused on all problems related to the elbow and shoulder. He is an active member of the Major League Baseball Research Committee. Dr. Erickson, Dr. Romeo, and colleagues have published more than 50 publications related to baseball sports medicine. Dr. Romeo is also a leading member of numerous professional societies, including Past President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons; an editor and reviewer on several orthopedic medical journals; and the Chief Medical Editor of Orthopaedics Today. With a total of over 450 peer-reviewed publications, he has contributed to the thought-leadership, education, technology, and innovation behind incredible treatment advances of elbow and shoulder conditions seen over the past 3 decades. He lives in the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area with his wife and youngest daughter.

Brandon J. Erickson, MD grew up in Marlboro, New Jersey, and attended the Academy of Allied Health and Science for high school, where he was fortunate enough to have teachers like Richard Tempsick, who helped develop his passion for the medical field. He earned his BS at the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in premedicine, minored in business, and played varsity football as a wide receiver after walking onto the team his freshman year. He then attended Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he met his future wife, Carrie. He and Carrie couples matched to Chicago, where Carrie completed an internal medicine residency at Northwestern University and Brandon completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Rush University. Brandon’s mentors from Rush, including Bernard Bach Jr., Charles Bush-Joseph, Anthony Romeo, Nikhil Verma, and many others, helped drive him toward a career in sports medicine while several other mentors, including Monica Kogan and Marc Zussman, provided a framework for excellent patient care and management of trauma. Brandon then completed his sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York, while Carrie joined the hospitalist staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering where she continues to work. Brandon now practices in New York at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and serves as an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies. Brandon and Carrie were blessed with their first daughter, Brooke Anna Erickson, in early 2021.