The development and validation of a functional assessment tool for the upper extremity in the overhead athlete.

@article{Alberta2010TheDA,
  title={The development and validation of a functional assessment tool for the upper extremity in the overhead athlete.},
  author={F. Alberta and Neal S Elattrache and Scott A Bissell and Karen S Mohr and Jason Browdy and Lewis A. Yocum and Frank W. Jobe},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={903-11}
}
BACKGROUND There are no validated upper extremity instruments designed specifically to evaluate the performance and function of overhead athletes. Current shoulder and elbow scoring systems may not be sensitive to subtle changes in performance in this high-demand population. HYPOTHESIS The scoring system developed in this study will be valid, reliable, and responsive in the evaluation of overhead athletes. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS Based on the… CONTINUE READING

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