Kinematics and Kinetics of Elite Windmill Softball Pitching

  title={Kinematics and Kinetics of Elite Windmill Softball Pitching},
  author={Sherry L. Werner and Deryk G. Jones and John A. Guido and Michael E. Brunet},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={597 - 603}
Background A significant number of time-loss injuries to the upper extremity in elite windmill softball pitchers has been documented. The number of outings and pitches thrown in 1 week for a softball pitcher is typically far in excess of those seen in baseball pitchers. Shoulder stress in professional baseball pitching has been reported to be high and has been linked to pitching injuries. Shoulder distraction has not been studied in an elite softball pitching population. Hypothesis The stresses… 

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