Injury prevention for throwing athletes : part I ; baseball bat training to enhance medial elbow dynamic stability

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Title translated into German:Verletzungsprophylaxe für Wurfsportler : Teil I ; Baseballschlägertraining zur Verbesserung der medialen dynamischen Ellbogendynamik
Author:Crotin, Ryan L.; Ramsey, Dan K.
Published in:Strength and conditioning journal
Published:34 (2012), 2, S. 79-85, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:1533-4295, 1073-6840
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Identification number:PU201305003527


Baseball pitchers’ elbows are exposed to medial traction, lateral compression, and posteriomedial shear forces. Factors attributed to injury severity include overuse, poor throwing mechanics, orthopedic maturity, and reduced muscle strength. The anterior band of the ulnar collateral ligament (ucl) is the main structure to withstand tensile stress in pitchers. When overwhelmed, ligament reconstruction is required through a procedure known as Tommy John surgery. Part I of the 2 part series presents a baseball bat training strategy to improve muscular support for the pitching elbow in protecting the UCL. Verf.-Referat