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Timothy Kremchek, M.D.

The Benefits and Risks of Tommy John Surgery

A professional baseball pitcher throws tens of thousands of full-force pitches over the course of their career. These athletes depend on their ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), a tiny band of tissue located in the elbow, in order to repeatedly and consistently pitch at speeds of 90 mph or more. Over time ...


Common Overuse Injuries in Baseball

Summer is here, and baseball season is at its peak. Soon, the leaves will begin to curl, kids will go back to school, and people will gear up for a new seasonal sport. With every change of weather season comes the ending of one sport season and the beginning of a new one, but that practice has become ...


Tommy John Surgery: Treating Elbow Injuries in Athletes

Spring is here and that means little league, high school, and college baseball are in full swing. Of course, for many players, baseball is no longer limited to a season – it’s played all year round. Before the first pitch of the regular season is thrown out, these athletes have already spent countless ...


Pitch Tips from Fatherly.com and Dr. Timothy Kremchek

There is a heated discussion occurring on Little League fields all over the nation.  First, there’s the debate on the merits of avoiding curveballs until after the age of 12.  Second, no one can seem to agree on what the total pitch count cap should be for young pitchers.  They are healthy discussions ...


Quarterback Leads Miami to Victory After ACL Surgery

The Miami Redhawks storm the field at Yager Stadium on Saturday.  Gus Ragland, the sophomore quarterback, lead the team to a rousing fourth quarter comeback over Kent State.  When Ragland's pass connected to Kenny Young to put the Redhawks in the lead with 1:34 on the clock, the cheers from the crowd ...


Reds Sports Medicine Provider Clears Homer Bailey for Return to MLB

Sunday is going to be a landmark day for Homer Bailey and his team.  Usually, that "team" refers to the Cincinnati Reds, but in this case, Bailey's team is the Reds sports medicine provider, consisting of athletic trainers, physical therapists, his strength coach, and many of the doctors and nurses ...


Robby Sexton Drafted by Boston Red Socks after Tommy John Surgery

Wright State University Pataskala pitcher Robby Sexton was selected in the 14th round by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday in the Major League Baseball draft.  He was the 418th pick, which is impressive considering he underwent Tommy John surgery in the not-too-distant past. The left-handed pitcher ...


Devin Mesoraco to Have Shoulder Surgery at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

The 27-year-old catcher for the Cincinnati Reds started having shoulder pain about a week into the season. This was particularly tough for Devin Mesoraco who missed most of the 2015 season recovering from a hip injury, which required surgery. Missing the 2016 season is not easy news to digest. As Mesoraco ...


Chris Bassitt May Have Tommy John Surgery from Dr. Kremchek

After performing Tommy John surgery on Felix Doubront April 12, 2016, Dr. Timothy Kremchek of Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine may be operating on another Oakland A's pitcher. This time, right-handed Chris Bassitt is the victim of overuse. Bassitt may be able to postpone surgery, depending on ...


Medical History and Trades: The Reds Medical Director Pulls Back the Curtain

To read the full story by Zach Buchanan as featured on Cincinnati.com, please click here. Balancing baseball duties with patient needs can be a difficult juggling routine. There are many, many factors to consider when accepting or declining trades in Major League Baseball. For the Cincinnati Reds, ...


Tommy John Surgery Survey

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Colton Bachman - After an ACL Tear

To read the full story by Rob Kiser as published in the Daily Call, please click here. During a running drill just prior to Piqua’s first football scrimmage, senior Colton Bachman heard a loud pop. Athletic Trainer Katie Smith assessed the injury as an ACL tear. The diagnosis was confirmed soon ...


Learn More About Tim Kremchek, MD: Best Chapter Magazine

Best Chapter Magazine recently did a great spotlight story on Tim Kremchek, MD, calling him the "Orchestrator of Ortho." Doctor Kremchek is best known for being the team physician for the Cincinnati Reds MLB Team. He also provides top quality sports medicine and musculoskeletal care to many of Greater ...


Running Injury Prevention

For active people, often the worst imaginable scenario is one in which they are required to rest to prevent future injury. Running injury prevention doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, it is often as simple as warming up and stretching. Dr. Tim Kremchek says the key to preventing injuries is to ...


Young Arms and Curveballs: A Scientific Twist

Are curveballs really dangerous for young pitchers to throw? This interesting article by the New York Times dives headlong into the debate. Dr. Timothy Kremchek, one of Beacon's leading physicians, has performed over a thousand Tommy John surgeries. "Doc" treats many Little Leaguers, and thinks the ...


Knee Injuries on the Rise for Female Athletes

The Journal-News ran an article featuring Dr. Kremchek about the rise of knee injuries in female athletes, particularity in local high schools. The sub-title of the article may be more important than the title, though: "There are ways to reduce the risk of tearing knee ligaments." Knee injuries seem ...


Concussion Testing & Symptoms

Dr. Tim Kremchek asks parents and coaches to work with the medical team of area schools, to provide support of athletes who have had a concussion. If parents or coaches are unsure, concussion testing is available. Concussions are caused by more than just helmet-to-helmet contact. Any time there is a ...


Dr. Timothy Kremchek Named in Top 10 MLB Surgeons

Bleacher Report named Dr. Timothy Kremchek one of the Top 10 Super Surgeons of the MLB for his work on countless professional athletes. Considering his fifteen years serving as team physician for the Cincinnati Reds MLB team, this was definitely a big honor for Dr. Kremchek. His childhood dream growing ...


In Kremchek They Trust

For two decades, Dr. Timothy Kremchek has kept the Cincinnati Reds in the game while building a local sports-medicine empire. While best known as the medical director for Cincinnati's MLB team, "Doc" provides the same attention and respect to his high school athlete and weekend warrior patients. “It’s ...


Rotator Cuff Injuries

Dr. Tim Kremchek has served as the team physician for the Cincinnati Reds for the last 15 years. During that time, he has seen a lot of shoulder pain. In his opinion, most shoulder pain is related to the rotator cuff. Not every injury is a torn rotator cuff, but there is often bursitis, inflammation, ...


Knee Scopes/Arthroscopy

Trouble bending, squatting, twisting and even pain while walking or running are symptoms of a damaged meniscus.  Knee scopes, otherwise known as "knee arthroscopies" can help! Since they are minimally invasive, that means a faster recovery time, lower risk of complication, and less scarring than open ...


Tommy John Surgery

Dr. Timothy Kremchek of Beacon Orthopaedics is part of the team that provides medical and orthopaedic coverage to the Cincinnati Reds, Louisville Bats, and Dayton Dragons, along with several college baseball teams. Dr. Kremchek has performed over one thousand Tommy John surgeries. First, though, let's ...


ACL Reconstruction Information

The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is often easily damaged. Unfortunately, when this ligament is damaged, ACL reconstruction surgery is often the best option. After the knee emits an audible popping noise, there is often physical and emotional pain. A torn ACL is often caused by twisting suddenly, ...