A Biomechanical Evaluation of the Kinetics for Multiple Pitching Techniques in College-Aged Pitchers

@inproceedings{Solomito2013ABE,
  title={A Biomechanical Evaluation of the Kinetics for Multiple Pitching Techniques in College-Aged Pitchers},
  author={Matthew J. Solomito and Erin J. Garibay and Sylvia {\~O}unpuu and Janet P. Tate and Carl W. Nissen},
  booktitle={Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND There are a number of studies showing that fastball pitches place greater loads on the shoulder and elbow than the curveball; however, the results of these studies are inconsistent, especially in collegiate-level pitchers. There is also discussion that sliders may produce substantially greater loads than other breaking pitches, but there is little scientific evidence to support this claim. HYPOTHESIS The curveball and slider/cutter produce greater moments on the shoulder and elbow… CONTINUE READING

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