Study identifies modifiable risk factors for elbow injuries in baseball pitchers


Credit: Hospital for Special Surgery

Elbow injuries are on the rise in baseball players, especially pitchers, yet little is known about the variables that influence these injuries. While elbow varus torque is already linked to ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries, the connection between certain pitching movements and elbow varus torque is unknown. A study from Hospital for Special Surgery set out to find the relationship between elbow varus torque and the following variables: arm slot, arm speed and shoulder rotation.


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