Dr. Romeo will be on the Sports Medicine Weekly show on ESPN Chicago Radio 1000 on Saturday, May 2 at 8:30 am. He will be on the show to discuss the Shoulders For Life injury prevention program.
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is using exciting new technology to diagnose and treat shoulder and elbow injury. Overuse injuries are a rising epidemic in young athletes, especially in overhead sports such as baseball, softball, swimming, tennis, gymnastics and volleyball. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and the Illinois Athletic Trainerâ€™s association have teamed up to launch an important new campaign to prevent overuse injury and protect young athletes called â€śShoulders for Life.â€ť
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball have announced the development of a Pitch Smart compliance program, designed to assist the public in identifying the organizations that have adopted Pitch Smart guidelines and principles. The compliance classifications are two-tiered, with organizations being identified as in “full compliance” or “select compliance.”
Pitch Smart Educational Supporters agree with the philosophies of the Pitch Smart program, promote Pitch Smart awareness through web, social media and on-site awareness, and work towards “Select” and “Full” program compliance in the future.
Dr. Romeo is a developer and physician consultant of the Pitch Smart program.
Dr. Romeo was recently interviewed by CBS Radio’s 670 AM The Score regarding the mobility lab he has been using to measure the precise movements of a baseball playerâ€™s throw. The data collected from the mobility lab is used to help prevent injuries and also establish national guidelines for pitchers.
Dr. Romeo’s interview will air on 670 AM here in Chicago this Sunday at 6:00 am. You can listen online at http://chicago.cbslocal.com/station/670-the-score/.
Dr. Romeo is a senior writer in a study recently released at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicineâ€™s (AOSSM) Specialty Day. The study highlights shoulder and elbow injury possibilities in youth players.
The study evaluated 420 youth and adolescent pitchers in pre-season training using two-camera, high-definition, high-speed video analysis. The playersâ€™ pitching and injury history were also collected. Thirty-one percent had a history of a previous injury and 30% had current pitching-related pain. Shoulder and elbow pain and injury are common in youth baseball players and significant research has been done to evaluate causes.
Dr. Romeo will be hosting the Orthopedics Today Hawaii annual meeting from January 18-22. The meeting is held at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai, Hawaii. The event features excellent faculty, a great learning environment and a fantastic location on the island of Kauai.
The event web site states, “With an expanded 5 day format featuring exciting new sessions and networking opportunities, the 2014 meeting was the most successful and highly attended in Orthopedics Today Hawaii history. In 2015, we plan to build on that momentum to create our best educational experience yet, offering a renowned faculty to provide attendees with perspective on the clinical, surgical and subspecialty advances you care about most.”
With more than 550 surgeons already registered, the event is sure to be a great educational event for all attending.
Learn more and register for the Orthopedics Today Hawaii annual meeting at www.healio.com/meeting/othawaii/home.
Dr. Romeo is on the advisory board for a web site started by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball called Pitch Smart, www.pitchsmart.org.
The web site offers a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for youth pitchers. The site gives recommendations for pitch counts and rest, tailored to specific ages, while explaining risk factors, warning signs and all manner of questions related to Tommy John surgery.
Dr. Romeo will be speaking at the ASES (American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons) 2014 Closed Meeting in Pinehurst, North Carolina, from October 8-12.
Dr. Romeo will be appearing at the 2014 â€śSECEC-ESSSE European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbowâ€ť Congress from September 17-20. It is the biggest Congress in Europe in the field of Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow.
Dr. Romeo recently completed an interview with Jo Kenrr from the Libertyville Review. The interview focused on young baseball pitchers and the prevention of injuries.