Kyle T. Aune

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BACKGROUND Injuries to the elbow joint in baseball pitchers appear common. There appears to be a correlation between shoulder range of motion and elbow injuries. PURPOSE To prospectively determine whether decreased ROM of the throwing shoulder is correlated with the onset of elbow injuries in professional baseball pitchers. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study;(More)
BACKGROUND Pitching biomechanics are associated with performance and risk of injury in baseball. Previous studies have identified biomechanical differences between youth and adult pitchers but have not investigated changes within individual young pitchers as they mature. HYPOTHESIS Pitching kinematics and kinetics will change significantly during a youth(More)
BACKGROUND Lateral meniscal injury is a common and possibly career-threatening injury among players in the National Football League (NFL). The rate of return to play (RTP) and factors that affect RTP after lateral meniscal injury in NFL players are currently not defined. PURPOSE The aims of this study were to determine the rate of RTP to regular-season(More)
BACKGROUND Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur commonly in football. Recent work has reported ACL reconstruction (ACLR) as one of several orthopaedic procedures with unfavorable outcomes for professional athletes. The performance impact to defensive players after surgery has not been quantified. PURPOSE To quantify the effect of ACLR on the(More)
BACKGROUND Tennis-teaching professionals represent a significant proportion of all avid tennis players worldwide, with 15,000 belonging to the largest professional organization, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). However, there is no epidemiologic study to date reporting the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions in these(More)
PURPOSE To determine common mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in baseball players and to quantify the rate of return to play after primary surgical reconstruction and review intermediate clinical outcomes. METHODS Surgical injuries involving the ACL in youth, high school, collegiate, and professional baseball players were queried for(More)
BACKGROUND Baseball pitchers who undergo superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) repair often have trouble returning to their previous level of performance. While the reason is often assumed to be diminished shoulder range of motion or other mechanical changes, differences in pitching biomechanics between baseball pitchers with a history of SLAP repair(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine how often flaws in pitching mechanics identified from biomechanical analysis are corrected. The biomechanics of 46 baseball pitchers were evaluated twice, with an average of 12 months (range 2-48 months) between evaluations. Pitchers were healthy at the time of both evaluations, competing at the high school,(More)
The heterocyclic amines 2-amino-3-methylimidazo-(4,5-f)-quinoline (IQ) and 2-amino-3,4-dimethylimidazo(4,5-f)-quinoline (Me-IQ) which are formed during broiling (grilling) and cooking of protein-rich food, have previously been shown to be both carcinogenic and mutagenic. In this work IQ and Me-IQ were found to be several hundred-fold more mutagenic in liver(More)
Wilk, Macrina, and Fleisig, et al. have recently published a fourth study in a series of prospective cohort studies examining the relationship between shoulder passive range of motion and risk of injury in professional baseball players over the course of 8 competitive seasons. A total of 296 pitchers were evaluated each year starting in 2005 for passive(More)