A 25-year-old professional softball player sustained an injury to her right hip when she collided with the catcher while trying to steal home plate. Subsequently, she experienced persistent pain and catching, unresponsive to 7 months of conservative treatment including activity modification and supervised physical therapy. Radiographs and MRI were unremarkable. Because of her history of trauma, mechanical symptoms, examination findings, and failure to respond to conservative treatment, arthroscopy was performed, which revealed a traumatic rupture of the ligamen-tum teres (Figure 2.10) that was debrided. Postopera-tively, she experienced pronounced improvement
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Since World War II, there has been a tremendous change in the makeup and direction of kid baseball, as it is called. Adults, showing an unprecedented interest in the activity, have initiated and developed programs in thousands of towns across the United States programs that providebr wholesome recreation for millions of youngsters and are often a source of pride and joy to the community in which they exist.