Can we reduce the epidemic of elbow injuries in youth throwers?

As participation in youth sports continues to increase across the nation, more adolescents are participating in Little League baseball in the United States than ever before. Accompanying this increased participation is an epidemic of upper extremity injuries in young throwers. In this Viewpoint, the authors discuss the impetus behind the youth thrower elbow injury epidemic and how to best evaluate these patients.
© Copyright 2018 Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. All rights reserved.

Subjects: youth sports game baseball softball throws biomechanics prevention injury damage arm hand joint
Notations: junior sports strength and speed sports sport games
Tagging: Ellbogen
DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2018.0607
Published in: Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
Published: 2018
Volume: 48
Issue: 5
Pages: 354-357
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced