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Proximal Biceps in Overhead Athletes

The proximal long head of the biceps tendon and its attachment at the superior glenoid tubercle and labrum are subject to a spectrum of disorders in overhead athletes. Biceps disorders are commonly characterized by intermittent anterior or deep-seated shoulder...read more


How Can We Improve Outcomes Assessment?

The evolution of evidence-based medical practice is heavily dependent on outcomes assessment. From a personal perspective, without accurate and reliable outcomes assessments, it is difficult for individual orthopedic surgeons to evaluate the effects of their interventions and, more specifically,...read more


Correlates With History of Injury in Youth and Adolescent Pitchers

Pitching is one of the fastest human motions, with arm internal rotation velocities exceeding 7,000 /s in professional pitchers. These speeds place enormous torques on the shoulder and elbow, regularly exceeding 1,000 N in professional pitchers. These forces reliably...read more


Predictors of Throwing Velocity in Youth and Adolescent Pitchers

BACKGROUND: Shoulder and elbow injuries are a common cause of pain, dysfunction, and inability to play in overhead throwers. Pitch velocity plays an integral part in the etiology of these injuries; however, the demographic and biomechanical correlates with throwing...read more


Postoperative Restoration of Upper Extremity Motion and Neuromuscular Control During the Overhand Pitch

Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior (SLAP) Tears Superior labral anterior-posterior (SLAP) tears are found in 6% to 26% of shoulder arthroscopic procedures, and the rising incidence of repair has far outpaced the rising incidence of shoulder arthroscopic surgery. Overhead throwing is...read more


Performance and Return to Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in National Hockey League Players

BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a significant injury in male National Hockey League (NHL) players. PURPOSE: To determine (1) the return to sport (RTS) rate in the NHL following ACL reconstruction, (2) performance on RTS, and (3)...read more

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