Navigation Links
Range of motion may be a predictor for elbow injuries in Major League Baseball pitchers
Date:7/12/2013

CHICAGO, IL Certain elements of a pitcher's throwing mechanics can increase the risk for elbow injuries, according to information presented by researchers at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting today in Chicago, IL.

The researchers examined 296 MLB pitchers throughout eight seasons from 2005-2012. Pitchers with a deficit of more than five degrees in total range of motion (TRM) in their dominant shoulder had a 2.3 times higher risk of injury, while pitchers with a deficit of five or more degrees in shoulder flexion of the dominant shoulder had a 2.8 times higher risk of injury.

"Overhead throwing athletes like baseball pitchers are already prone to a unique set of elbow injuries," said Kevin Wilk, DPT from the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL. "With this in mind, we wanted to explore whether specific elements of the throwing motion can contribute to a greater injury risk."

Patients' passive range of motion (PROM) measurements for the study were assessed by clinicians with a combined 35+ years of experience, including 30 years of combined experience performing spring training physicals for professional baseball players.

"While we only identified 50 individual elbow injuries in this study, they resulted in an average of 51 days on the disabled list or about one-fourth of a major league season," noted Wilk. "Hopefully our data can help team physicians and athletic trainers work to prevent these types of long-term injury absences."


'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Weisenberger
lisa@aossm.org
847-655-8647
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Health Reimbursement Arrangements
2. Powered by Shopping Cart Elite Platform, Coops Customs Launches New Range of Products
3. Hydro Med Inc Announces a Tinnitus Presentation by Dr Murray Grossan at the Orange County Tinnitus Group on August 3 at 1:00 PM
4. The BlackBerry® Z10 is Offered in a Wide Range of Colors
5. TASC Service Helps Employers Handle New Burdens for Health Reimbursement Arrangement Plans
6. Best Cyclotron Systems/Best Theratronics and MIT/INFN, a Part of the DAEdALUS Collaboration, are Developing a Range of Low to High Power, Next Generation Cyclotrons
7. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Health Reimbursement Arrangements
8. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Health Reimbursement Arrangements for Small Businesses
9. RET rearrangement a new oncogene and potential target in lung cancer
10. Orange County Facelift Expert Discusses Proper Care of Facelift Incisions
11. Orange County Surgeon Discusses the Risk of Infection after a Cosmetic Surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... ... Dr. Jig Patel is pleased to announce openings for new patients who ... the difficulties that face people who are missing teeth , he offers education ... dentures and bridges. Not only does an implant improve oral health, it also restores ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 19, 2017 , ... Med Tech Solutions (MTS), a leading health care ... unit of Constellation Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its ... Louis, the acquisition is expected to help MTS expand its presence in ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 19, 2017 , ... Adolfson & Peterson Construction ... Josh Christensen. As a leader in healthcare construction, AP has successfully built several ... in the Midwest with Josh now on board. , Josh brings over ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 19, 2017 , ... ... may sometimes lead to, or worsen, varicose veins in some patients, according to ... while avoiding certain not-so-good practices, like excessive sitting or standing, or regularly nicking ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... “Lucky the Buffalo and Her Adventures”: a collection of heartwarming ... Edward Bieniek. Edward Steven Bieniek Jr. was born in Toledo, Ohio. He attended ... com tech. He is married to a brilliant woman with a caring heart named ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/14/2017)... July 14, 2017 Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ... August 8, 2017.  Members of its senior management team will host ... at 8:30 a.m. ET. The dial-in number to ... International (678) 509-7598, and the passcode is 45397076. Please dial in ... A replay of the call will be ...
(Date:7/13/2017)... FREMONT, Calif. , July 13, 2017 RK ... (CA) Board of Pharmacy certification for its Fremont, ... chain support solutions in the Tri-Valley and San ... The City of Fremont , with its ... Logistics Group to provide such a powerful resource to the ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , July 12, 2017  Eli Lilly and ... settlement agreement with generic companies to resolve pending patent litigation ... Virginia regarding the Cialis ® ... expire on April 26, 2020. As part of the agreement, ... on September 27, 2018. "The unit dose patent ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: