Preseason shoulder strength measurements in professional baseball pitchers: identifying players at risk for injury.

@article{Byram2010PreseasonSS,
  title={Preseason shoulder strength measurements in professional baseball pitchers: identifying players at risk for injury.},
  author={Ian R. Byram and Brandon D. Bushnell and Keith Dugger and Kevin M Charron and Frank E. Harrell and Thomas J. Noonan},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={1375-82}
}
BACKGROUND The ability to identify pitchers at risk for injury could be valuable to a professional baseball organization. To our knowledge, there have been no prior studies examining the predictive value of preseason strength measurements. HYPOTHESIS Preseason weakness of shoulder external rotators is associated with increased risk of in-season throwing-related injury in professional baseball pitchers. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study (prognosis); Level of evidence, 2. METHODS Preseason shoulder… CONTINUE READING
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