If you are in need of someone to treat your sports-related injury, you’re in good hands at Dr. Anthony Romeo, MD. Dr. Anthony Romeo is one of the nation’s leading orthopaedic surgeons, specializing in the management and surgical treatment of shoulder and elbow problems. You can trust Dr. Anthony Romeo and his experienced staff to perform Tommy John Surgery or treat your UCL, elbow, or sports injury. Learn more about the advances that make Dr. Anthony Romeo a leader in his field. before visiting one of Romeo Orthopaedic’s four Chicagoland locations.
Why Choose Dr. Anthony Romeo?
Dr. Anthony Romeo’s lifelong interest in science and sports contribute to his expertise and current acclaims in his field. Because baseball players often grapple with shoulder and elbow injuries, Dr. Anthony Romeo has dedicated much of his career to advancing such treatments. Here are some of his notable achievements in the field:
- Dr. Anthony Romeo is a member of the committee that developed PitchSmart, a program aimed at preventing baseball injuries.
- He’s also one of the few members of AAOS on the MLB Baseball elbow and shoulder research committees.
- He worked with Dr. Chris Ahmad to initiate a new, state-of-the-art baseball meeting, Baseball Sports Medicine: Game-Changing Concept, which will be held in November at the MLB Commissioner’s office.
- In February of 2016, he was the proud recipient of the James Andrews Baseball Medicine Award, which recognizes all that he has done and will continue to do for baseball medicine.
Dr. Anthony Romeo’s Research
If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Anthony Romeo’s knowledge and advancement of his field, read some of his latest scholarly articles:
- “Epidemiologic Comparison of Pitching Mechanics, Pitch Type, and Pitch Counts Among Healthy Pitchers at Various Levels of Youth Competition”: As pitchers age, they become more likely to violate pitch count recommendations. Find out how pitching with improved mechanics and velocity can effect players.
- “Fastball Pitch Velocity Helps Predict Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers”: Ulnar collateral ligament injury and the surgical reconstruction that often follows are some of the most common issues MLB players face. This article explores the contributing factors to this problem.
- “Biomechanical Testing of the Reconstructed Ulnar Collateral Ligament: a Systematic Review of the Literature”: Dr. Anthony Romeo investigated biomechanical studies of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) and summarized the most commonly analyzed surgical fixes to the issue. This study explores these reconstruction techniques.
- “Should We Limit Innings Pitched After Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Major League Baseball Pitchers?”: Dr. Anthony Romeo explores whether a limit on innings pitched after UCLR will prevent further reconstructive issues.
- “Treatment of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries and Superior Labral Tears by Major League Baseball Team Physicians”: This study determines the practice patterns of MLB team orthopaedic surgeons and addresses ULC tears, type II SLAP tears, and partial-thickness rotator cuff tears.
- “The Impact of Fatigue on Baseball Pitching Mechanics in Adolescent Male Pitchers”: Based on his results in this study, Dr. Anthony Romeo finds that core and leg strengthening may be valuable in preventing various sports injuries.
- “Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow in Major League Baseball Players: Where do we Stand?” This study encompasses the importance of the UCL in athletes, particularly baseball players, and how UCL injuries have become increasingly more common in the MLB.
- “Outcomes After Shoulder and Elbow Injury in Baseball Players: Are We Reporting What Matters?”: It’s important for an athlete who underwent treatment to determine when they’re ready to play once again. Find out more about the patterns and outcomes of active baseball players who return to the game after elbow and shoulder injuries.
- “Predicting and Preventing Injury in Major League Baseball”: MLB players risk chronic, repetitive overuse injuries as well as acute traumatic injuries. There is currently a lack of studies to determine how such injuries can be prevented.
- “Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: The Rush Experience”: UCLR is a common surgery in athletes. Dr. Anthony Romeo reports on patient demographics, surgical techniques, and outcomes on UCLRs performed at one institution in a 10-year period.
- “Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow: A Systematic Review of the Literature”: Both professional and high-level athletes get UCLR. Find out the effect of technique and level of play upon their return to sport (RTS).
- “Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: Anatomy, Indications, Techniques, and Outcomes”: UCL injuries often lead to pain and loss of performance in the thrower’s elbow. Read about UCLR techniques and how they affect athletes.
- “Predictors of Throwing Velocity in Youth and Adolescent Pitchers”: Pitch velocity has a major effect on shoulder and elbow injuries in baseball. Find out how pitch velocity correlates to the age of the pitcher regarding sports injury.
- “Correlates With History of Injury in Youth and Adolescent Pitchers”: This study determines how factors within pitcher demographic characteristics, pitching history, and pitch kinematics correlate to pitching-related injuries.
- “Trends in Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in the United States: A Retrospective Review of a Large Private-Payer Database From 2007 to 2011”: Review the current demographic distribution of UCLR in relation to patient age, location within the United States, and sex.
- “Is Tommy John Surgery Performed More Frequently in Major League Baseball Pitchers from Warm Weather Areas?”: Dr. Anthony Romeo explores whether climate affects elbow injuries in baseball and the frequency that MLB players undergo UCLR.
- “Rate of Return to Pitching and Performance after Tommy John Surgery in Major League Baseball Pitchers”: Dr. Anthony Romeo explores the rate of return to pitching (RTP) in the MLB and minor league after UCLR, as well as how performance changes.
- “Return to Pitching After Tommy John Surgery: Response”: This article explores the discussion on the rate of return to pitching as well as performance of MLB players post-Tommy John surgery.
Get in Touch with Dr. Anthony Romeo, MD
Dr. Anthony Romeo and his team are available to treat your various sport-related injuries now. If you are suffering from a UCL injury, elbow injuries, or other sports injuries, contact us for a consultation today. We are located in the Chicago area, but can treat patients from around the country. See Dr. Anthony Romeo today for treatment from an expert in the field!