Jonathan Gelber has compiled a list of the most impactful injuries in Tommy John’s Elbow and Tiger Woods’s Back: Injuries and Tragedies That Transformed Careers, Sports, and Society and the ripple effect they have had in how modern sports are played today. Whether it is through surgeries or rule changes, the game has had to evolve with every gruesome injury or, in some cases, even death.
Among the athletes featured in this book are:
• Tommy John and how the surgery that came about in his name changed the game of baseball
• Yao Ming, Bill Walton, and other NBA stars, and how foot injuries affected their careers
• Dale Earnhardt and how his devastating crash led to new rules and safety concerns for NASCAR
• And many more!
SubtitleInjuries and Tragedies That Transformed Careers, Sports, and Society
AuthorBy Jonathan Gelber, MD, MS
Published6 November 2019
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
Jonathan Gelber, MD, MS, is an orthopedic surgeon. In November of 2017, Dr. joined Elite Sports Medicine as an attending physician at both nationally recognized Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the University of Connecticut. He attended the University of Miami, where he received both a BS in biology and a BA in chemistry with honors. Dr. Gelber completed a master's degree in biomedical engineering at Columbia University and graduated with distinction in research from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He then went on to complete an Orthopedic Surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA and additional subspecialty fellowship training in sports medicine at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Gelber is an author on numerous scientific journal papers and chapters as well as the author of The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries. He is also the founder of FightMedicine.net and the Mixed Martial Arts Research Society (MMARS) as well as a board member of the Association of Ringside Physicians. Dr. Gelber resides in New York City.