I injured my elbow pitching from over use of my arm. I had a lot of pain and swelling in my elbow. After seeing 2 different doctors they recommended that I see Dr. Christopher Ahmad. I had Tommy John surgery Jan 2009 and Dr Ahmad and his staff were great. The surgery went very well and I had a great recovery. I was able to start pitching late in 2009. The most important part of the recovery is to do exactly what you are told and be patient. This season I am throwing better than I ever have. To get the best results you have to see the best and that is Dr. Ahmad and his staff.
Ever since you performed the surgery on my elbow in August, I have been able to make a full return to baseball and football. Baseball has been great and now I am preparing for a very full summer season. This summer I play 85 games in 6 different states. If I had been in this situation last year, the way my felt before the season I would have to say it is almost impossible for me to make it through the season without injury.
Now, however, my arm feels incredible and I am able to play on the level I want to without feeling any pain. My arm did not lose any of its strength; it actually gained around 8 mph on my fastball. I throw in the range from 80-83 mph and it keeps going up as I continue to keep working my arm out. The pain is no longer there at all. I would dare say it was a miracle, but obviously it can be explained by the excellent work of you and your colleague performed. Again, I thank you ever so much for what you did because I am getting plenty of looks from colleges and it is because of you fixing my arm so I could play again.
I came to you in my sophomore year with terrible pain in my left throwing elbow. You diagnosed me with a broken elbow and a damaged Ulnar Collateral Ligament. Surgery was on February 17, 2012. You repaired the break as well as performing Tommy John surgery to repair the ligament. Dr. Ahmad, you told me if I did everything you said and follow all your instructions to the letter everything would be fine. The surgery went very well and I had a great recovery. One year later (almost to the day), I began tryouts for my high school team. I made the team as a starting pitcher as well as a starting first baseman and my arm is better than ever. My parents and I can never put into words how grateful we are to you, Katrina, and your entire staff for giving me back what I love the most…BASEBALL!!!