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Ever wanted to see exactly what they do inside the shoulder of pitchers with torn Labrums (such as Casey Janssen, Dustin Mcgowan, and that bald guy) that has lead to them not being totally screwed these days? Not really? Oh well…

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Written by halejon

August 7, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Posted in Seriousness

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  1. That video meanders between gruesome, informative and erotic at a leisurely pace. That says terrible things about me.

    lloyd the ghostrunner

    August 7, 2008 at 5:26 pm

  2. i don’t know why that was so hard to watch…

    Colin X

    August 7, 2008 at 10:30 pm

  3. any chance we can see bj’s 9th? curious about those calls low and away.

    Ari

    August 8, 2008 at 12:39 am

  4. lloyd, dude!

    eyebleaf

    August 8, 2008 at 3:27 am

  5. I was just going to ask if anyone else found that strangely appealing in their pants.

    Lloyd, we’re like milk brothers, now.

    Dustin Parkes

    August 8, 2008 at 5:19 pm

  6. Fascinating! And yeah, arousing and gross all at the same time… you are not alone.

    Here are two of my observations though:

    (a) I was surprised there wasn’t any blood – although it appeared there was fluid flowing everywhere (you can see the scar tissue waving around in the operation, like there’s a directional current). I guess they do this procedure surrounded by saline?

    (b) Why just one suture per segment of torn labrum? The segment of labrum in the foreground, especially, was wide enough to support at least two bone anchors and suture combos in my opinion. I would have thought having more than one would only make the repair more efficient and stronger too? Y’know, that and maybe a little duct tape.

    (c) Wow! It certainly puts things into perspective though, eh? The guys that undergo this operation and return in a year have a couple of tiny sutures holding their careers together. How on earth would you not treat that gingerly?

    (d) And I’m not sure how you would answer this, but does anyone know whether the guys undergoing this procedure have it as day surgery, or is this a six hour operation sped up to the interesting parts? The whole thing seemed to be over in a few minutes and it was fairly non-invasive… not the filleting of the entire arm as I was thinking.

    Of course I’m not a surgeon though. Well, at least, not an official one that is…

    Troutmagnet

    August 9, 2008 at 10:34 am

  7. Okay, more than two. I got a little carried away…

    Troutmagnet

    August 9, 2008 at 10:35 am

  8. Dammit Jim, I’m a nerd not a doctor!

    a) That would make sense?

    b) I don’t know- I’ve heard of them using multiple anchors, though, up to three.

    c) I tore something in my shoulder once that didn’t require any of this fancy surgery and was still not mentally ready to give it my all on fastballs 2 1/2 years later. I guess it might help to see how incredibly small the thing that your career was based on was in the first place?

    d) I would guess there was some pretty serious editing done there. That was just too clean and elegant.

    halejon

    August 11, 2008 at 1:27 pm


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