sports medicine

The New Tommy John Surgery That Could Change Baseball

For nearly half a century, a UCL injury has meant complete elbow reconstruction for pitchers—and over a year of rehab. Thanks to an enterprising doctor and some very high-quality tape, that is finally changing.
Ray Glier

Mind the Glap: One Man's Love Affair with the Thai Spinning Elbow

Getting hit with a sok glap, a Thai-style spinning elbow, is like getting smacked in the face with your own tombstone.
Alexander Reynolds

Beware of Muangthai: The Man with the Deadly Elbow

With sharp hinged joints that cut through steel guards, Muangthai "the elbow king" is the Muay Thai fighter to watch in 2017.
Alexander Reynolds

One Last Look Back Before The Memphis Grizzlies Clean House

For years, the Grizzlies were a transcendent, elbow-throwing throwback to old-school NBA teams. Now, they just seem old, but there's still a lot to celebrate here.
Alexander Goot
kiwi mischief

Why Does Everyone Want to Elbow Steven Adams?

By all appearances, Steven Adams is a chill, no-nonsense Kiwi. Yet he has carved out a role for himself in a changing NBA in large part by making everyone around him mad.
John Wilmes
not bluffing

The Majestic Orneriness of the Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies are banged-up, aging, unlucky, and a team that no one wants to play in the playoffs. Once again, their orneriness is a thing of beauty.
Colin McGowan

Work, Play, And Anthony Mason

Anthony Mason had a long and distinctive journey in basketball. A recent health scare put it into perspective, but even when he was playing, he was a man out of time.
David Roth