Pitcher’s elbow: medial elbow pain in the overhead-throwing athlete

Abstract

Overhead athletes subject their elbows to significant valgus stresses throughout the throwing cycle. A steady rise in the number of medial-sided elbow injuries over the years has lead to increased awareness regarding the pathophysiology of the “pitcher’s elbow.” As our understanding of the functional anatomy and throwing biomechanics has become more sophisticated, we have seen a concurrent improvement in the outcomes associated with managing these injuries. Despite this improvement, continued anatomical and biomechanical research is still needed to further optimize outcomes and return to sport.

Keywords

Pitcher’s elbow Ulnar collateral ligament Valgus instability Medial elbow pain Posteromedial impingement Valgus extension overload syndrome 


Autor / Fonte:William H Rossy, Luke S Oh Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2016, 9 (2): 207-14
Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12178-016-9346-7