Nerve injuries in the throwing elbow.

  title={Nerve injuries in the throwing elbow.},
  author={Daniel T Keefe and David Mark Lintner},
  journal={Clinics in sports medicine},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={723-42, xi}
The unique anatomy of the elbow combined with the angular velocity and stresses placed across this hinge joint while throwing can cause a large number of pathologic changes associated with nerves. Although the ulnar nerve is the most commonly injured, neuropathies are also seen with the branches of the median and radial nerves. These neuropathies are typically responsive to rest, activity modification, ice, splinting, and anti-inflammatories. A graduated return to throwing is then needed before… CONTINUE READING