Little league elbow : risk factors and prevention strategies

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Title translated into German:Little-League-Ellbogen : Risikofaktoren und Präventionsstrategien
Author:Marsh, Darrin
Published in:Strength and conditioning journal
Published:32 (2010), 6, 22-37, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:1533-4295, 1073-6840
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Identification number:PU201307005053


Little league elbow (LLE) is a common overuse injury in youth baseball. The primary mechanism of overuse is valgus stress applied to the elbow. Skeletally immature athletes are vulnerable to overuse because of the existence of growth cartilage. The regulation of pitch volume may be the most effective way to address this condition. However, simply addressing pitch volume may not be adequate because of underlying issues with pitch mechanics, pitch selection, and physical conditioning. Therefore, the purpose of this article was to discuss the risk factors associated with LLE and offer prevention strategies for this population of youth athletes. Verf.-Referat