Multiple MRIs in the offseason couldn’t discover the problem in Luis Severino’s arm. Finally, a dye contrast MRI, otherwise known as an MR arthrogram, found the issue: a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament. The remedy: Tommy John surgery, which reconstructs the ligament and will sideline the 26-year-old for 14 to 18 months.
When we think about athletes, our minds may automatically take us to someone playing on a professional sports team. But you don’t have to look far for examples of active individuals who are working on their golf swing, training for a marathon or triathlon, or constantly on the go in physically demanding jobs, like many of our staff here.
"We're certainly not going to rush him back," GM Sean Marks said recently on a WFAN interview. "There's going to be absolutely none of that. We have far too much invested in him, and we owe it to Kevin to get him back to 100%."
The shoulder is a very flexible joint that is made up of several tendons, ligaments, and muscles that all work together. Should pain can result from injuries, general wear and tear, and a number of inflammatory conditions.
An artifical intelligence system based on deep learning is feasible for detecting full-thickness anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears within the knee joint on magnetic resonance (MR) images, according to a study published online May 8 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.