Arthrex Animation Featured in National Baseball Hall of Fame
It’s a whole new ballgame when it comes to the treatment of sports-related injuries, and now Arthrex is part of America’s favorite pastime’s history with a surgical technique animation featured in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
Last fall, Arthrex’s Audio Visual, Animation and Medical Education teams were approached by the Kerlan-Jobe Foundation to collaborate on the animation featuring the treatment of an ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tear, an uncommon elbow injury for the general population, but one that is increasing in professional athletes such as baseball pitchers.
The procedure, often called "Tommy John Surgery" after it was first performed by the late orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe on major league pitcher Tommy John in 1974, has since spurred on the development of multiple UCL repair techniques such as Arthrex Surgeon Consultant Dr. Neal ElAttrache's, which is featured in the animation. Arthrex developed the UCL Reconstruction Set, which includes the equipment necessary to perform the different techniques based on surgeons’ preference.
The Baseball Hall of Fame’s new exhibit, “Whole New Ballgame,” chronicles the changing nature of baseball from the 1970s to the present, with special focus on the sport surgeries that have been developed to extend players’ careers such as the “Tommy John Surgery.” Featuring new video displays and the implementation of interactive elements not seen before at the Baseball Hall of Fame, Arthrex's medical contribution to the sport will be on display for all visitors to see!
Click here to view Arthrex's UCL animation created especially for the Baseball Hall of Fame exhibit.