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Dr. Romeo co-authors new article on Tommy John Surgery

Dr. Romeo has co-authored a new article on Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery).

Tommy John Surgery, which is medically referred to as Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction, has become an epidemic in our high school age pitchers over the past decade. While our major league pitchers get all the press, more than 60% of these surgeries are performed in teenagers between the age of 15-19. This new article reviews our current understanding of Tommy John Surgery and what our athletes can expect after the procedure.

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Dr. Romeo Featured in Cook County Chronicle Article

Cook County ChronicleDr. Romeo is featured in a recent article in the Cook County Chronicle on the increased number of teen patients receiving Tommy John Surgery.

In the article, Dr. Romeo is quoted saying, “We noticed in our practices that we were seeing more and more younger kids. The operation is known because major league superstars have had it done, but we are seeing many more surgeries occur with teenagers.”

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Monday, August 31st, 2015

Dr. Romeo Featured on Al Jazeera America

Dr. Romeo is featured in a segment that aired on Al Jazeera America yesterday. The segment discusses the rise in sports-related injuries in children.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Dr. Romeo on ABC7 Chicago News

Abc7 LogoDr. Romeo will be interviewed on ABC7 Chicago”s morning news on August 6, at 5 am. If you are in Chicago, tune into channel 7. If you are outside of Chicago, you can watch online at ABC7Chicago.com.

Update: Click here to watch the interview and read the related article »

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

American Journal of Sports Medicine publishes new article on Tommy John Surgery

AJOSM LogoAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine has published a new article that Dr. Romeo co-wrote. The article details a study that found that more than 50% of pitchers who had Tommy John surgery are between the ages of 15-19. It also found that there has been a steady 9% annual increase in Tommy John surgeries in the this same age group over the past decade.

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

ISAKOS Congress and Annecy Live Surgery International Shoulder Advanced Course in France

French Shoulder ConferencesDr. Romeo is currently in France for two conferences. He leaves the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Congress in Lyon, France today to travel to Annecy, France for the Annecy Live Surgery International Shoulder Advanced Course.

The ISAKOS Congress included over 3,800 surgeons from around the world. Learn more about the congress by visiting www.isakos.com/meetings/2015congress/default.

Dr. Romeo will be performing a live surgery at the the Annecy Live Surgery International Shoulder Advanced Course on Friday, June 12. Over 1,000 surgeons from around the world will be attending the conference. Visit www.lafosseshoulder-annecy.com to learn more about the Annecy Live Surgery International Shoulder Advanced Course.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Dr Romeo’s Motion Analysis Lab featured on ABC TV

ABC5 in Green Bay, WI, ABC31 in Huntsville, AL, and WTAJ TV in Central Pennsylvania recently featured a story on Dr. Romeo’s motion analysis lab. The lab analyzes a pitcher’s mechanics to help prevent injury.

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Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Dr. Romeo named one of top 20 shoulder surgeons in US

Orthopedics This WeekDr. Romeo has been named one of the top 20 shoulder surgeons in the US by Orthopedics This Week.

The article says the following about Dr. Romeo, “Dr. Romeo is an excellent surgeon who is very experienced in both arthroscopic surgery and shoulder replacement surgery. He has great judgment and skill.”

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Dr. Romeo featured on KTVA Alaska

Dr. Romeo is featured in a recent segment on KTVA Alaska. The segment discusses youth pitching injuries and how Dr. Romeo is using the new mobility lab to help treat and prevent them.

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

In-Depth Interview with Dr. Romeo on Ivanhoe.com

Medical Breakthroughs logoIvanhoe.com’s Medical Breakthrough’s web site has posted an in-depth interview with Dr. Romeo. The interview is on the subject of athlete injuries, treatment and prevention.

When asked what Dr. Romeo’s biggest fear as a surgeon was, he replied, “My biggest fear with regards to the pitching problem is that we are having too many of these young kids having this surgery. What that tells me is that they are being pushed either by themselves, by their parents unfortunately at times or their coaches and that this is causing more and more of these problems. We really have to pay attention to the kids and if they’re having pain in their elbow or discomfort in their elbow we’ve got to back down. We also have to work very hard to teach them how to throw correctly and better mechanics will help minimize this problem. Then if it does become a problem, they really need to get the proper management without surgery and then subsequently with surgery as needed to get the very best result. The thing that really bothers me the most is when I see a young person who has this injury and basically gives up on sports because they think that there’s nothing that can be done or they’ve had a surgery and they’ve had a complication related to that surgery. These are the frustrating things that we’re going to try very hard to minimize when we care for our youth athletes.”

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015