Return to Play and Prior Performance in Major League Baseball Pitchers After Repair of Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior Tears

  title={Return to Play and Prior Performance in Major League Baseball Pitchers After Repair of Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior Tears},
  author={Ryan Smith and Daniel J. Lombardo and Graysen R. Petersen-Fitts and Charles Frank and Troy N Tenbrunsel and Gannon L Curtis and James Whaley and Vani J. Sabesan},
  journal={Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine},
Background: The published return-to-play (RTP) rates for Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers who have undergone surgical repair of superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) tears vary widely and are generally accepted to be lower in the subset of competitive throwers. The efficacy of surgical treatment for MLB players is largely unknown. Purpose: To examine the RTP rate and performance of MLB pitchers who have undergone SLAP tear repair between 2003 and 2010. Study Design: Descriptive… 

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