Correlation of Throwing Mechanics With Elbow Valgus Load in Adult Baseball Pitchers

  title={Correlation of Throwing Mechanics With Elbow Valgus Load in Adult Baseball Pitchers},
  author={Arnel L Aguinaldo and Henry G Chambers},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={2043 - 2048}
Background Studies have shown that various biomechanical factors affect valgus extension overload during baseball pitching; yet, their relationships are not clearly defined, and factors such as trunk rotation and arm slot have not been investigated. Hypothesis The onset of trunk rotation, with other biomechanical variables that define sequential body motion, will significantly predict elbow valgus loading. Study Design Descriptive laboratory study. Methods Sixty-nine adult baseball players… 

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